Getting around by car when you visit family and friends in the US is useful, making it easier to see the state you’re living in and the country, and enjoy freedom on your vacation. There are a few rules to consider when driving as an overseas visitor in the US. Always make sure you have quality visitor insurance too. Visitor insurance helps if you get into an auto accident and need medical attention.
You’ll need an International Driving Permit to drive in the United States. This document translates the information you have on your driving license so officials can understand it should they need to inspect it.
However, an International Driving Permit is only a supplement for your government-issued license, it doesn’t replace it. You will need to show both if you are stopped by officials.
You need to obtain an International Driving Permit in your own country before you visit the US. And it’s your responsibility to know the laws of the road in each state you’re driving through.