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The REAL ID Act: Are You Ready for a National ID?

by Lauren McClure on

People throughout the country might see some big changes happening to their driver’s licenses and state IDs. As of February 2013, 19 states have demonstrated compliance with the REAL ID Act, a piece of legislature that imposes much stricter measures on how people can obtain a driver’s license, and sets more thorough standards as to […]

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International Driving Permits Defined by Melissa Crumish on

If you plan on driving while traveling abroad, plan on obtaining an international driver permit (IDP). You might also consider looking into international auto insurance coverage. This document, which is recognized in 174 countries, contains your name and photo and driver license information translated into 10 different languages including German, Italian, and Russian. Not only does […]

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Learning the Traffic Laws of a Foreign Country by Kat Saks on

While traveling abroad can be a big adventure, driving abroad can be an even bigger adventure. When you travel internationally and get behind the wheel, you don’t just experience foreign sights; you experience foreign traffic laws, too. Learn more about how to study foreign traffic laws and obey the rules of the road overseas. Carry […]

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How to Avoid Scams When Driving Abroad by Melissa Crumish on

Different driving rules and different languages conspire against you when driving outside of the United States, making you extremely  vulnerable to scam artists. Calculated forethought is your best defense. To prepare for driving abroad consider the following tips: Obtain an international driving permit (IDP). This document is recognized by 174 countries and translates your drivers […]

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How to Obtain an International Driver Permit by Melissa Crumish on

An international driving permit and auto insurance are strongly recommended for international travel – even if you don’t plan on driving. Recognized in 174 countries, it contains your name and photo – serving as a handy photo ID – and driver license information translated in 10 different languages. An international driver permit is not a […]

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How to Apply for an Enhanced Driver License by Melissa Crumish on

An enhanced driver license (EDL) works double-duty as a drivers license and a passport. With it you can enter the United States by land or sea from Canada, Mexico, or the Caribbean without needing any other proof of identification. Unlike passports, enhanced driver licenses can be carried in a wallet, making them especially convenient for […]

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