SARASOTA COUNTY — In keeping with Thursday’s announcement by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office will not enforce a new state law requiring foreign visitors to have an International Driving Permit while in Florida.
State officials announced that an amendment to FSS 322.04 that went into effect Jan. 1 may violate the Geneva Convention on Road Traffic. Until this issue is resolved, deputies will only require that motorists have a valid driver license in their name from their country of residence or territory of the United States, according to the SCSO. For more information, visit www.flhsmv.gov/IDP.htm.
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