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FLORIDA now REQUIRES all Canadian drivers carry an INTERNATIONAL DRIVING PERMIT

 
amachiavellian (OP)

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“We realize that tourists will be an unintended side effect of this new law,” said Kathy Torian of Visit Florida, who just got the heads-up from “the folks” at the state highway department. “We’re trying to help spread the word to the tourism community around the world as well as our own industry in Florida.”

Millions of international visitors drive in Florida each year, and state legislators thought the international driving permit — a standardized document that translates the licence details into 10 different languages — would help law officers interpret foreign licences.

The new law applies to any non-resident, including all those Canadians getting ready for March break.
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Unfriggin real. I suppose I can somewhat understand if you're from a country where your drivers license is not in English - but otherwise - no I do not understand the point. Well. other than that I am certain there is a "fee" for it.
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You must never travel, Everybody World Wide who drives needs the exact same document.

Florida get's "Loaded" with drunken canadian drivers every year.... We call them "Snow-Birds" and the Canadians are 100% responsible for most of our DUI's and wrecks during snow-bird season.

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^^^^. This. ^^^^

Canadians are the worst drivers next to Michigans drivers in Florida.
Canadians spend most of their time on this side of the border thawing out. They should be equally required to meet regulations just the same as citizens here, since they reside here longer than in their own country. They also have more mooslimbs per capita than the states do, making it easy for them to hide under Canadian citizenry, while spending more time on this side. International permit, so what. Better yet, strip them of driving here altogether, tired of over paying insurance rates due to their shitty driving !

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You're missing the point. This IDP permit is completely and utterly pointless. There is no test or quiz. They do not evaluate your prowess as a driver.

You simply pay a $25 fee to the Canadian Automobile Association to obtain this IDP. The IDP will have the details of your license translated into multiple languages. And it is only valid for a year.

Unless they no longer speak English in Florida - I don't get the purpose of this.

ps: You're not over paying insurance because of Canadians; you're over paying on insurance because insurance companies are thieving bastards.


[link to travel.gc.ca]
International Driving Permit

An International Driving Permit, or IDP, is a special driver's licence that allows licensed motorists to drive in other countries without further tests or applications. It is proof that the holder possesses a valid driver's licence, issued by a competent authority, in his or her country of residence. The IDP provides you with additional photo identification and includes a multilingual translation of your valid Canadian driver’s licence. You must contact the Canadian Automobile Association to apply for an IDP.

The IDP is valid in all countries that have signed the 1949 Convention on Road Traffic and is recognized in many countries that are not signatories to the Convention. You may be required to have a valid IDP to drive in some countries and some foreign car rental agencies may require you to have one to rent a car.

A Canadian IDP is only valid outside Canada and is valid for only one year from the date of issue. You must reapply if you need another one.
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[link to www.caa.ca]

IDP

The IDP is a special permit which allows motorists to drive internationally, when accompanied by a valid driver’s license from their country.

CAA is the only organization in Canada authorized to issue an International Driving Permit.
Where is the CAA IDP valid?

In all the countries that signed the 1949 Convention on Road Traffic. In addition, many other countries which are not signatories to the Convention recognize the IDP and accept it in their territories.
How do I obtain one?

Print the application, complete it and submit it to your local CAA Club.
Requirements for issue:

the applicant must be 18 years of age or older
photocopy (front and back) of a valid Canadian provincial driver’s license
2 passport type photographs
fee payment of $25.00*
complete and sign the CAA IDP application form (no other form is acceptable)

*Mailed in applications must include the fee payment either by credit card or in the form of a bank draft, money order or cheque in Canadian funds drawn on a Canadian financial institution payable to your local CAA Club.
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I can't believe that someone from Canada would even visit Florida. I've been to both Canada and Florida. I'll take that Canadien fishing any day over Florida.
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this time of the year you must mean 'ice fishing'....

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Canadians are the worst drivers next to Michigans drivers in Florida.
Canadians spend most of their time on this side of the border thawing out. They should be equally required to meet regulations just the same as citizens here, since they reside here longer than in their own country. They also have more mooslimbs per capita than the states do, making it easy for them to hide under Canadian citizenry, while spending more time on this side. International permit, so what. Better yet, strip them of driving here altogether, tired of over paying insurance rates due to their shitty driving !

Eh

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Actually that is probably because up here you have to be able to read to get a license so when we approach an intersection where people going the other way are required to stop (that big red sign with those 4 letters) we expect them to do just that. Tragically most Floridians never got past the Pet Goat book Bushfraud was reading that late summer's day in 2001.

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My solution: Stay out of that crime infested turd world state.

Problem solved.

What they are really trying to say is that they don't want us around anymore, so be it. There are tons of other states that would love to have us, and our money.
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it's just another way for florida to get money. why don't they do that to all though?
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02/14/2013 11:31 AM
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