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      08-26-2012, 06:48 PM   #1
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ED and International Drivers Permit (the one you get from AAA)

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I have only driven in Europe a couple of times and both times I got one of these from AAA. I'm not sure why, and I don't recall ever being asked for it (although I tossed it on counter at rental car desk).

A google search shows mixed opinion as to whether it is total BS or it is required/helpful.

Not even sure I have enough time to get one (I leave 8/31), but does anyone know the real deal here? In case it matters, I'll be driving in the Alps, so may criss-cross several borders in addition to Germany.
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      08-26-2012, 08:37 PM   #2
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Your Ca drivers license is good enough. I have rented cars in several countries in Europe with it no problem. You can get one at AAA in 5 min but it would be a waste of 5 min.
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      08-26-2012, 09:29 PM   #3
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Your Ca drivers license is good enough. I have rented cars in several countries in Europe with it no problem. You can get one at AAA in 5 min but it would be a waste of 5 min.
+1. I've even had my papers once checked in a spot check in Europe, my regular license was just fine.
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      08-29-2012, 09:04 PM   #4
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I ordered an international drivers license from Fastport and i kid you not it looks like something my 12 year old could have printed from the internet and photocopied. Doubt seriously its worth a flying flip but I got it just in case, whatever...
Looking forward to driving fast in Europe and NOT getting pulled over, thats for sure...
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      08-29-2012, 10:46 PM   #5
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Only Austria requires an AAA int'l license per the BMW ED package we all got.
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