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Are drivers licenses the same all across North America?

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Answer #1 | 27/12 2013 15:52
There are learners permits and graduated licenses and some issued at young ages, but essentially in the 50 United States, each state honors the driver's license from every other state, and most share records. Canada and Mexico are different countries. They do honor foreign driver's licenses, but in your own car, insurance may not cover you.
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Answer #2 | 27/12 2013 17:50
As long as it is a full license you can drive anywhere in Canada, the US or Mexico with it. A restricted license given to a teenager may or may not be allowed to be used in a different state or in Canada or Mexico. Without knowing which places will be involved, one cannot be sure.
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Answer #3 | 27/12 2013 15:43
Each state issues its own drivers license. However, you can drive all across the US with a license from one state. If you enter Canada or Mexico as a tourist, you can also drive in those countries with your US license.
Answer #4 | 27/12 2013 20:26
They are not the same. Once you get a license from the place where you live, you can drive all over the U.S. and Canada (not sure about Mexico). However, the license does have to be from where you live. If you get a license from somewhere that you don't live, then you can't drive where you do live. To drive where you live, you need a license from that place. But to drive where you don't live, you just need a license from where you do live.

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