Update On Do Canadians Need An International Drivers License

In early February I wrote about the new law requiring Canadians to get international drivers licenses before traveling in Florida.  However, Canadians do NOT need an Canadian Flaginternational drivers license to drive in Florida after a new law passed last week.  On Wednesday last week the Florida Senate voted to repeal the state statute that took effect on January 1st 2013.  The amendment was passed by the House the week before and Rick Scott, Florida Governor, has now signed it into law.

According to Rick Scott, “This legislation promotes tourism and will ensure visitors from across the globe continue to choose Florida as their vacation and business destination.”  In a news release he stated:  The amended statute demonstrates that international visitors are welcome in Florida.

The Canadian Automobile Association has now removed the guidelines for obtaining an international drivers license from the first page of their website.  “Effective immediately, Canadians in Florida can go back to doing what they have always been able to do – drive with peace of mind in the Sunshine State using their provincial driver’s license,” said Jeff Walker, CAA Vice President of Public Affairs. “CAA is pleased that the voices of its members and others were listened to by state officials, and that the state of Florida has removed any uncertainty.”

According to an update on the CAA website the CAA was the only Canadian non-governmental group invited to attend the signing ceremony in Tallahassee.

ToastyinNaples.com Realty loves our Canadian customers and we are very glad that this law was repealed quickly before too much damage was done.  Now Canadians know they are very welcome in Florida and especially Naples Florida!  The housing prices are low and the Canadian dollar is strong so now is the time to consider a foreign purchase.  Contact me for more information on the excellent values available in our wonderful area.

Remember it is always Toasty in Naples and you deserve your piece of Naples sunshine.



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