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Old 02-21-2013, 12:55 AM   #1
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Driving in Florida - new law

Saw this today

http://www.smh.com.au/travel/travel-...221-2estg.html which then led me to http://www.visitflorida.com/articles...-permit-update which says it's suspended pending a legal review, but probably worth checking before leaving for Florida, if you are driving while there.
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Old 02-21-2013, 01:44 AM   #2
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Thanks Cola.
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thanks for that wouldn't that be just lovely to accidentally drive there without knowing.
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:31 PM   #4
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Thanks Cola,

It is unbelievable that state legislators who thrive on tourist dollars from international visitors allowed such an unintended consequence to happen when introducing new laws.

I know I would have just jumped in a car and started driving oblivious to the risk so no insurance.
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:27 PM   #5
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Thank you Cola for posting this. I am off to Orlando in April and have hired a car. I'm now off to get my international licence!!
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:47 PM   #6
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Thanks for that, I think we will get one just in case.
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Old 02-21-2013, 10:28 PM   #7
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Thanks Cola,

It is unbelievable that state legislators who thrive on tourist dollars from international visitors allowed such an unintended consequence to happen when introducing new laws.

I know I would have just jumped in a car and started driving oblivious to the risk so no insurance.
Agree!
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Old 02-22-2013, 03:43 AM   #8
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Guys - if you read the stories you'll see that the point of the story is that you DON'T need the international permit. And that they are working on changing the legislation and the police will not enforce. So you'll be OK without a permit.
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Quick update - the FL senate moved really fast and have repealed the legislation. Definitely do not need an International Permit. No more confusion.

http://www.flsenate.gov/Media/PressRelease/Show/1441
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Thanks Sugarglider. One less thing to have to sort out when planning in trip to WDW.
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Quick update - the FL senate moved really fast and have repealed the legislation. Definitely do not need an International Permit. No more confusion.

http://www.flsenate.gov/Media/PressRelease/Show/1441
Thanks for posting this Sugarglider - greatly appreciated!
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Phew, thanks for the update.
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Thanks sugarglider! I was wondering where I would look this up come time for us to drive in Dec!
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thanks everyone - and thanks to Cola whose eagle eyes started us off
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