Florida repeals International Driving Permit law
The Florida law requiring foreigners to obtain an International Driving Permit, is officially being taken off the books.
A bill to repeal the legislation passed unanimously in the Florida House Wednesday.
It will now move to the Senate where it is also expected to be dealt with quickly.
The law took effect January 1st and by February Canadians across the country and already in Florida were left scrambling to obtain the IDP's.
Florida officials concerned about the impact on tourism eventually decided that the law would not be enforced and the legislation would be amended.
Officials say it was originally conceived because some police officers had complained that they could not always understand the language of some driver's permits.