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nraacct
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 8:46:04 AM


After offending thousands of Canadians, causing havoc in local tourism offices and possibly running afoul of the Geneva Convention, Florida lawmakers completed a speedy about-face Tuesday, officially repealing a law requiring foreign tourists to get an International Driving Permit.

With a stroke of Gov. Rick Scott's pen, Canadians and other international tourists will no longer have to obtain a special permit before they are allowed to drive in Florida. A little-noticed law passed last year and signed by Scott had created the new requirement.


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TruthMatters
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2013 6:32:27 AM

That's what politicians are known for - U-turns
ClarkSC
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2013 5:08:14 AM

Waste.
52MPG
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2013 1:32:00 AM

Dumb Politics.
endymion
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 6:46:27 PM

Was not a good idea to start with.
drobbbb
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 4:06:28 PM

money rules the world
schatzila
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 12:29:07 PM

waste of time.
fuel2use
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 11:47:19 AM

Good.
coughlin
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 10:43:46 AM

Florida!
mastermariner
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 10:28:12 AM

One stupid mistake. what ever were they thinking of.
Tacodan
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 10:20:18 AM

the Canadians should all boycott FL for a year ............
Bttlecat
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 10:14:47 AM

yawn, old news.
Seamus4513
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 9:51:25 AM

Elapsed time?
Night Owl
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 9:45:28 AM

Florida lawmakers are incompetent:

'The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles said in February that it would not enforce the law because it likely violated an international treaty of the Geneva Convention.'
deputydog082
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 9:37:50 AM

common sense prevails
fora_7
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 9:36:09 AM

About time somebody wakes up..
joebobdiddly
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 9:35:44 AM

A stupid idea from the start
bruin19MD
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 9:25:30 AM

great article
Taxrefugee
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 9:22:06 AM

Gee, lets make it more difficult for tourism, then wonder why they stop coming.
amoshins
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 9:18:43 AM

Are they going to try similar legislation again sometime soon?
AVKZ
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 9:11:40 AM

Tourism money is king.
gbs1
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 8:59:53 AM

Good to see they have some common sense.
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 8:59:33 AM

Low information (ie, pig ignorant of the modern world, and dang proud of it!) legislators at it again.
flnobody
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 8:59:33 AM

®¿®
EnviroChemist
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 8:56:39 AM

OK.
merlinCO
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 8:53:39 AM

Get them under red light cameras doing quick work.
BigRedVTX
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 8:53:06 AM

Oh goodness. Someone realized that a goodly portion of the state's income flows in from tourist that are international.
gcalleja
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 8:51:57 AM

Of course.
dm9667_23
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 8:47:44 AM

yawn
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