04 April 2013

Posted by Discount Insurance on Thursday, April 04, 2013
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Travellers heading to Florida this summer will no longer have to take an International Driving Permit to get behind the wheel.

Drivers planning to hire a car during their Florida getaways this summer will no longer need an International Driving Permit (IDP) to do so.

After pressure from travel organisations around the world, the state governor has finally done away with the need for drivers from outside the US to hold the permit.

The law was brought in by Florida’s Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles on January 1st with very little publicity, but since then some British drivers have been refused hire cars because they were not in possession of an IDP.

After one of its members found himself this position, the AA consulted with its US counterpart, the Automobile Association of America - which the AA says was not aware of the law at the time.

Since the law has just been repealed, many British tourists who may be expecting to hire cars to travel around Florida’s attractions with their families will no longer need to worry about obtaining the permit or making other arrangements.

Sarah Parkin

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