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There is no EU-wide system to handle penalty points and driving bans. In fact, those systems are probably more diverse than you realize, in some countries you 'lose' points until you have none and must surrender your license, in others you 'gain' points and exceeding a threshold has consequences. The number of points and thresholds for various offenses vary ...


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European Transport Safety Council Directives Pre May 2015 Up until recently, individual European countries would set-up bilateral agreements regarding traffic regulation enforcement. This is the case for example for UK and Ireland; Switzerland and Italy; to name a few. Talks of unifying or regulating cross-border traffic infringements date way back. In ...


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Point systems and driving bans are, unless national law says otherwise, country specific. There are no EU/EEA wide regulations for this subject. What will happen, if you as a Czech resident with a Czech driver's license manage to get so many violation points in Germany that they qualify for a driving ban, the German authorities will issue a driving ban for ...


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I am not sure of Greece, but to get an international license, all you need is your license & 2 passport size photo. I guess you can get it made if you can courier it to Greece. But I do not know if its illegal or will they issue the license without seeing the applicant in person.


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The short answer is Yes, your license is valid in the USA for a tourist visit, because both Greece and the USA are signatories to the 1949 Convention on Road Traffic. The longer answer is that if the license is entirely in Greek, it will probably not be accepted when you need it: at a rental car office, or talking to a policeman. If there is an English ...


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Each state has its own driving laws. This official website gives an overview: http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Foreign-Visitors-Driving.shtml It also provides a link to this page that will let you check the law in any of the 50 states: http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Motor-Vehicles.shtml It also says, "The residency requirement for obtaining a U.S. driver's license is ...


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I know that in France you can get an international driver licence just by requesting it at police station. As a french citizen living in Paris, I would clearly not worry driving in France with a US licence. Authorities get used to have tourist with their own driving licence. They would check for the validity of your licence only if you get problems (driving ...


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I find it utterly strange that the French embassy in the US claims that you need a notarized translation of your US license to drive in France and additionally recommends you to have an international driving permit (IDP), since the point of the IDP is to provide a cheap and standardized translation of a driver's license. It is also not difficult to find ...



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