Canadians packing their beach towels and flip-flops for a winter getaway to sunny Florida, must now also pack an international driving permit if they plan to get behind the wheel of a car while in the state.
Kirsten Olsen-Doolan, a spokesperson for the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, confirmed to on Thursday that state law now requires Canadians and other non-U.S. citizens to carry an international driving permit in addition to their regular driver's licence.
She said Florida quietly brought the new requirement into law on Jan. 1, though few people even noticed the new rules at first.