. . . in this case, referring to an International Driving Permit. I picked one up today from CAA in anticipation for my time overseas.
It has some practical use other than being a driving permit; I've heard that some places it can be used in place of a passport as collateral.
But I may actually need the driving permit part quite a bit in France as it looks like Brian and I will be short-term leasing a car (sort of like a long-term rent, I guess) to boot around in.