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Driving in Argentina

Information acquired on 18/10/2010

Compulsory documents

Pink EU driving licence.

International driving license (recommended only).

Car registration or rental papers.

Country initials sticker (recommended only).

International Motor Insurance Card (recommended only).

Passport (recommended only).

Owner's permission required if using a vehicle belonging to a third party (recommended only).

Motorists are advised to contact the Motoring Association for information on local regulations.


Maximum alcohol level : 0.05 %. This is to be considered dangerous : don't drink and drive.

Minimum age for front seat passengers : 10 years.

Safety belt: compulsory front and back.

Motorcyclists: helmet compulsory for driver and passenger.

Dipped headlights compulsory (night and day) all year round.

Studded tires compulsory .

On snow covered roads.


Two warning triangles compulsory.

First-aid kit recommended.

Fire extinguisher compulsory.

Fluorescent safety jacket recommended.

Speed limits (Light vehicles)

In built-up areas : 40 kph.

On roads : 110 kph.

On motorways : 130 kph.

These speed limits are lower in wet weather.

Auto clubs

Automóvil Club Argentino (ACA)

Avenida del Libertador 1850



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