Which rental car policies are available in Florida?
With the state facing an $800 million budget shortfall, a rising tide of rental car ads has come to Florida.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, rental car policy prices in Florida have increased by more than 50 percent since 2013.
The state is the only one in the nation that does not offer a one-year rental car license, and the only state that requires renters to have a valid driver’s license.
According to the National Automobile Dealers Association, the average price of a new car in Florida is now more than $60,000.
The National Association of Realtors recently announced that Florida will no longer offer its rental car program.
The agency, which represents more than 1,000 small and medium-sized companies, said that it would not renew the program’s licenses until the state had made it easier for renters to get a license.
The state’s move comes after more than 200 people filed a class-action lawsuit against the state over the cost of rental cars.
The lawsuit, which was filed in Florida’s 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, accused the state of failing to make it easier to obtain a rental car and failing to provide sufficient incentives for renters.
The Florida Attorney General’s Office declined to comment for this story.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.