We just got back from 3 week European Vacation to France, Italy and Germany. We like to give valuable true information.
We rented cars in all 3 countries. The international Driving Permit by AAA is totally unneeded and waste of money, sold to Americans for those countries..
We were told by all 3 rental car agencies that it was worthless and unnecessary. They didn't look at it or even want to look at it.
We were told if licence is in standard Latin alphabet, then unnecessary. If you are from a Asian or Arabic country were they use different alphabet then it would be need to translate driving licence.
We feel mislead by AAA and comments on forum we assumed were true. We were told by our local AAA office that we would not be able to rent a car in France, Italy or Germany without it. Liars