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Driving in the US

To drive in the US you need an international driver's license based on the Geneva Convention on Road Traffic (1949), which is the legal basis for the mutual recognition of driver's licenses.

International driver's license is a translation of a national driver's license and can only be used in conjunction with a national driver's license. International driver's license is not valid without a national driver's license. International driver's license translates national driver's license categories into categories that are internationally recognized under the convention.

International driver's licenses may only be used to travel in the United States. If you intend to reside in the States, you must obtain a driver's license in the State in which you plan to reside.

Slovenia is also a party to the Vienna Convention on Road Traffic (1968). Please note that an international driver's license based on Vienna Convention is not recognized in the United States.