Originally Posted by EBugatti
You heard incorrectly here. The IDP is NOT a license to drive a car in a foreign country. It merely serves as a TRANSLATION of your license, and in fact, is only valid when presented with a valid driver's license. Alone it means nothing. Hence, they will take both away if they wish to take your license.
Many cops got no clue about this though and thus you can give them your IDP and request a new one....