A law was passed in Florida which came into effect Jan 1, 2013. According to this law, non US residents can drive in Florida only with both a license and an international driving permit.

ACRA is working with the state legislature and other stake holders to change the recently enacted Florida law that requires non-citizens to have an International Driving Permit to drive in Florida. At this time, the Florida Highway Patrol will defer enforcement of this requirement, as we, and they, believe the law may conflict with an international treaty. We will keep you informed of our legislative progress regarding this critical issue to the rental car industry.

For more information, you can try contacting Courtney Heidelberg, Communications Director with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle, at 850-617-3102 or courtneyheidelberg@flhsmv.gov.