Get an IDP at AAA in SEA … and make it PDQ.
Do you have an International Driving Permit… an IDP? Have you ever needed it? For a French traffic cop? For a desk clerk at a hotel in Norway? For any reason at all … ever?
About two months ago, I had occasion to call the Customer Service Department at Avis on a billing question. As I finished the conversation, I mentioned to the woman on the other end of the line that I was leaving for France in two days and had reserved Avis cars in the two towns where I would be staying. That was when she asked if I had an International Driving Permit.
I said I did not. Well, she said, some of the rental car companies in Europe, Avis included, are now requiring an IDP in addition to the normal driver’s license and I should consider getting one before I left on my trip.