Just heard on the radio today on the radio and read in newspaper that as of Jan 1/2013 Canadians need a International Drivers Licence. Even car rental agencies in Florida were unaware of this new law.
These licence are only available from CAA offices either in person or mail. If you go in you get it within 15 minutes. The fee is $25.00 plus the cost of 2 passport pictures. Licence is good only for 1 year so it is an annual thing you must do.
Any snowbirds who are in Florida have to get one also or risk the chance of a fine. If you are here already you have to mail an application to CAA office in Canada.
CAA has contacted the Florida government and asked if English Lanaguage Licences can be exempt. This would take till Summer to get the legislation changed.
We leave on Tuesday next week, so that is 1 more thing to get done before we leave. Not worth the chance of getting a fine or jail time so we will get ours.
BenEdited: 7:41 am, February 14, 2013