Seems the authorities in Florida just realized that they created a bureaucratic mess for millions of snowbirds and hundreds of thousands of tourists.  No sooner did Quebecers get word that their “foreign” drivers permit would no longer be acceptable by police forces in the Sunshine State, resulting in the need and expense to obtain an international drivers permit (IDP) along with a passport-like photo, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles has issued a statement saying, ‘Woops, we goofed, hold on just a sec.’

This is big relief for thousands of Cote Saint-Lucers who call Southern Florida their second home, most of them having had no knowledge that an IDP was technically needed since Jan 1.

Stay tuned as this situation develops!