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IDP - Legislators have backed down

 mensagem postada em 15/02/2013 - 12:02:17hs
 
 

Recebi um email da empresa de locação revogando o processo em questão. Segue texto abaixo:

As per the news and advise from both the FCO and ABTA, the new law introduced in Florida has now been deferred, and customers no longer need to purchase an international drivers permit in order to drive a car in Florida. Please see below information as per the FCO website today.

"The State of Florida has suspended enforcement of a recently introduced driving law requiring non-resident drivers to be in possession of an International Driving Permit and a UK driving licence. Following the change, a valid UK driving licence, or licence issued by another foreign government or US State, is the only requirement for driving a car in Florida."

15 February 2013: Clarification that the new Law will not be enforced for now

Further news was released yesterday from the Florida Department for Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, which looks like it means the new Law might be on a temporary hold. We quote from their website ():

"During the 2012 legislative session, the Florida Legislature amended section 322.04, Florida Statutes, to require visitors from outside the United States to have an International Driving Permit in order to drive lawfully in Florida. This change took effect Jan. 1, 2013.
It has come to the Department's attention that this requirement may violate the Geneva Convention on Road Traffic (1949), an international treaty to which the United States is a signatory. Treaties to which the United States is a party preempt state laws in conflict with them.
Therefore, the Florida Highway Patrol will defer enforcement of violations of the amended statutory section until a final determination of the alignment of the amendment with the treaty can be made. Non-resident visitors to Florida who wish to drive while here will be required to have in their immediate possession a valid driver license issued in his or her name from another state or territory of the U.S. or from their country of residence. However, the FHP will not take enforcement action based solely on the lack of an International Driving Permit."

 


 
 
Em Libery Square você encontra um enorme carvalho ("Liberty Square Tree" - "Árvore da Liberdade") onde existem 13 lanternas que representam as 13 colônias independentes americanas.