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19 February 13 (Ottawa) – CAA’S LATEST NEWS REGARDING IPDS

The Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) advises Canadians that the state of Florida had passed into law a requirement for all non U.S residents, including all Canadians, to carry a valid International Driver’s Permit (IDP) when driving their own vehicle or a rental vehicle in Florida.

However, the government of Florida has announced that the Florida Highway Patrol will defer enforcement pending a review of the law.

It appears that things are moving in the right direction in Florida. However, the law remains in effect. CAA is working with Florida officials to have the law amended. In the meantime, there is some uncertainty on how insurance companies and Florida car rental agencies will interpret the law.

Until the law is changed, we continue to recommend Canadians travelling to Florida should consider obtaining an IDP.

For more information about the latest developments, FAQs, and steps on applying for an IDP please visit our IDP page.

For more information, please contact:

Ian Jack
Director of Communications and Government Relations
CAA National Office
613-247-0117 ext. 2007
ijack@national.caa.ca

Kristine Simpson
Manager, Public Affairs
CAA National Office
613-247-0117 ext. 2006
ksimpson@national.caa.ca



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