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driving license for tourists

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driving license for tourists

Hi we are off to orlando next year and ive recently heard that if you are planning on driving that you will need a seperate tourist license, otherwise if you are found to be without one you will be fined.

Any ideas on where i can apply for one and how much?

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1. Re: driving license for tourists

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2. Re: driving license for tourists

If you aren't going till next year, you should hang fire for now, wait and see what the outcome is :-)

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3. Re: driving license for tourists

The International Driving Permits only last for one year so even if you will need one don't get one until nearer the time.

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4. Re: driving license for tourists

I have just rented a car in the last few weeks, and have in writing from my broker that an IDP is not required for my rental.

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5. Re: driving license for tourists

Amanx, I checked with the rental co we are using and they said that although you don't need an IDP to rent the car if you have an accident and you don't have one the police can fine you or worse throw you in jail.

Caroline B you get them from main Post Office or AA store

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6. Re: driving license for tourists

Yes, and I have been told the police WILL NOT enforce the IDP until it has been revised to exempt english language DLs. AS it conflicts with a federal treaty under the geneva convention. Federal law trumps state law.

this info was from the Florida highway authority.

The only remaining issue was insurance coverage, and my broker says the insurance will not be affected. If your broker differs, then get one.

PS, you dont' get one from the'main post office" but a Crown Post office of which their are 88. Or the AA by post for a small fee.

Edited: 11 March 2013, 11:54
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7. Re: driving license for tourists

Thanks guys ive been reading up on the link that i was given and for £7.50 and peace of mind i think ill get one nearer the time. :)

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8. Re: driving license for tourists

Does your broker settle insurance claims?

Edited: 11 March 2013, 11:57
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9. Re: driving license for tourists

No, so I am awaiting confirmation from the underwriter.

Of course, I could sue the broker if I so chose.

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10. Re: driving license for tourists

Hawkeye..as the insurance on our car came from Alamo and they said you do not need one then you dont need one. Simple.