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Georgia rescinds international driving premit requirement

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

Toronto – The Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) announced Thursday, that after multiple discussions between the CSA and representatives from the state of Georgia, the requirement of non-English driver’s licence holders to possess an International Driving Permit (IDP), while operating a vehicle in the state, will be rescinded.

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International Driving Permit

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

Despite recent legislative amendments made in Florida, an International Driving Permit (IDP) is NOT REQUIRED in order for a visitor to legally operate a vehicle in the state.

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Driving a Car to Florida – Contents

Posted date : May 14, 2019

On the 30th of October 2017, my daughter and son-in-law were driving my car to Florida while my wife and I flew down. At the border, the U.S. agent asked them if they had a CBP Form 3299 and since they did not, he stated that he could refuse their entry into the U.S. Fortunately, […]

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Driving to Myrtle Beach

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, Having used Medipac Insurance for the past six years for our trips to Myrtle Beach, I received a complimentary issue of your Winter 2008 CSANews. Your article headed “Myrtle Beach” by Gordon Garrison stated that the driving time to Myrtle Beach from Ontario was about 12 hours. I would like to know […]

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Driving a US registered vehicle in Canada

Posted date : Nov 6, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, I am a lifetime member of the CSA and, as such, have a question to ask today. I am involved with a company that owns several vehicles in the U.S. and I would like to inquire about being able to drive one of these U.S. vehicles back to Ottawa, Canada. This incorporated […]

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Cost-effectiveness of removing driving coverages

Posted date : Nov 4, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, This may be old hat to experienced snowbirds, but it was news to us. We are newbie snowbirds planning to spend February through April in South Carolina. We put our second car into storage and removed all but comprehensive insurance; the resultant savings paid for the storage fees three times over. So […]

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Driving Trips in California, Nevada, Arizona

Posted date : Nov 4, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, Just a word of caution to those of us who travel to Nevada, Arizona and California and use Shell, Chevron, Valero or Diamond Shamrock service stations. If you use a Visa or MasterCard, these cards are not accepted at their gas pumps without a U.S. zip code. These pumps are programmed to […]

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July 2016

Posted date : Oct 11, 2019

The State of Georgia rescinds a law requiring all non-English driver’s licence holders to possess an International Driving Permit (IDP) while operating a vehicle in the state.

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Snow Tires

Posted date : Sep 30, 2019

What do most snowbirds do about snow tires if you are heading south in January and coming home in May?

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Florida IDP Repealed

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

Florida’s legislation requiring foreign drivers to possess an International Driving Permit to legally operate a motor vehicle has been officially repealed.

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