Subject: RE: International driving permit
Hello Fellow Drivers:

The need or lack of need for the International Drivers Permit always seems to be the subject of rampant discussion on the travel newsgroups. I had one for a while and when it expired I simply changed the date. Its purpose is not to be a license to drive, but rather to be a translation of an otherwise valid drivers license. The need for such a translation in today's world has considerably abated and the IDL is rapidly falling out of favor. I will probably take mine to Spain with me in the fall, but I doubt that it will have any value.