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An International Driving Permit (IDP) is valid for 12 months from the date of issue
An International Driving Permit (IDP) is valid for 12 months from the date of issue. (See important note 1 below.)
Recognised internationally, an IDP normally allows the holder to drive a private motor vehicle when accompanied by a valid UK driving licence. (See important note 2 below.)
No. An IDL is not a legally recognised document and will not enable you to meet national requirements to carry an IDP.
A law was introduced in Florida, USA, on 1 January 2013 requiring all persons who hold a licence issued outside of the US to carry an International Driving Permit along with their national driving licence.
The Governor of Florida has repealed the law requiring all drivers holding a licence issued outside of the USA to hold an International Driving Permit (IDP).
It is therefore no longer a compulsory requirement for UK licence holders to hold an International Driving Permit when visiting the State of Florida .
However, car hire companies and insurance companies can impose their own terms and conditions so we advise that you check with your intended company prior to travel or obtain an IDP as a precautionary measure.
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(Updated 21 January 2014)