Question: What is the situation with
the Florida law that demanded visitors have a International Driving Permit when
renting an automobile in the state?

Answer: While it was perhaps enacted with the
best of intentions, the Florida law that required visitors to carry an
International Driving Permit was likely one of the biggest PR blunders the
state launched in recent times.
Even after they
reported they would be repealing the law there were fears that insurance
companies might follow the law to the letter and not cover those who were in
automobile mishaps without the International Permit.
We can all
relax now as the law, according to recent releases, report that it in fact has
been repealed, much to the relief of tourist officials throughout the state.
your travel questions to Ron Pradinuk is
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