Driving in Florida
On January 1, 2013, an amendment to Florida statutes went into effect that required visitors from outside the United States to possess an International Driving Permit (IDP) in addition to their original driver’s licence in order to operate a motor vehicle in the State. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles announced on February 14, 2013, that it suspended enforcement of this law to reconsider its consistency with international law.
This law was subsequently repealed on April 3, 2013. Therefore, Canadians can drive in Florida using a valid Canadian driver’s licence and are not required to hold an IDP.
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- Canada Reacts to Repealing of Statute in Florida, Miami.gc.ca - Government of Canada