There is a lot of confusion here in Korea among foreigners about driving with licences from our home countries.
Most foreigners assume (wrongly) that if you get an international driving permit then you are OK.
Wrong, according to this article. The man was involved in an accident and he learnt the hard way.
By Mike Sluchinski
If you are a resident of Korea (meaning you have an alien registration card), you must change your old driver?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s license to a new Korean drivers license within 14 days of arriving in Korea. If you don?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢t, you?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢re driving without a license and liable for prosecution.