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Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:50 AM

Florida now requires an international drivers license for tourists.

And of course big fines if you dont have one..

[link:http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2013/02/14/florida_now_requires_canadian_drivers_carry_an_international_driving_permit.html|

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Reply Florida now requires an international drivers license for tourists. (Original post)
jambo101 Feb 2013 OP
Lydia Leftcoast Feb 2013 #1
jambo101 Feb 2013 #2
Glassunion Feb 2013 #3
jambo101 Feb 2013 #4
jambo101 Feb 2013 #5
jambo101 Mar 2013 #6
mainer Mar 2013 #7

Response to jambo101 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:05 AM

1. Way to alienate one of your largest sources of tourism!

But ha, they can just go to Cuba for their sun and sand.

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Response to jambo101 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:49 AM

2. I'll initiate the process today

But i doubt the required license will be ready for my departure for Florida in 2 weeks.
After taking a 1 month spring break in Florida every year since 1965 nothing will get me to change winter destinations faster than to get a major ticket for not having an international license.

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Response to jambo101 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 06:53 AM

3. Ok, I have a bit of understanding for licenses from countries that do not speak English

and their licenses are printed in their own native language. But why Canada? Now I have only seen one Canadian license, but it was written in both English and French. I had no issue reading it.

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Response to jambo101 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 09:20 AM

4. I wonder how much the fine is for not having this license?

i think i read by not having it its the equivalent of driving with no license at all ,so i'd imagine a ball park figure of $300.As probably only 1 in 10 Canadians have heard of this new requirement the law could reap quite the windfall as they eagerly pulli over every car with Canadian plates..

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Response to jambo101 (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:34 PM

5. Oh joy

4 to 5 hour line ups at the CAA office here in Montreal to acquire this ridiculous piece of paper.
Maybe i'll just go spend my time and money in Myrtle beach instead.

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Response to jambo101 (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 02:40 AM

6. North Myrtle Beach

Just got all my vacation money, two weeks spent in a great hotel,right on the beach and close to all amenities and a shorter drive by 10 hours.
Highly recommend North Myrtle Beach over Myrtle Beach proper.
View from our hotel room at the Beach Cove Resort.

Florida with its stupid international drivers license demand just lost a longtime customer

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Response to jambo101 (Original post)

Thu Mar 21, 2013, 02:49 PM

7. How ironic. In the state of headless drivers

who never shut off their turn signals. All you see are disembodied arms clutching the steering wheel because they're hunched down so far they can't see over the dashboard.

I've driven in most states in the union, and Florida is the one place where I've had the most near-collisions. Before requiring Canadians to get international driving permits, how about requiring FLORIDIANS to steer clear of buildings and swimming pools?

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