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Argentina Fire Extinguisher Law
There is a law in Argentina which requires vehicles to carry a fire extinguisher and triangle markers. It specifically EXCLUDES motorcycles, but the police in some areas have found a lovely new scam, and are stopping motorcycles and trying to fine them for not carrying an extinguisher etc.
Tip from Flying Gringo: "If you don't know, or don't speak Spanish very well, or at all, the word to use is COIMA . Whenever they mention money, say something like No Coima , or look at them and ask, Coima ? They will do their best to assure you that they are not trying to "pedir coima," and move off to easier marks."
Art. 40 Requisitos para circular, Ins: â€œFâ€
â€œQue posea matafuegos y balizas portÃ¡tiles normalizados, excepto las motocicletasâ€
That has fire extinguisher and triangles markers, except motorcycles.
"Art. 3Â° .- GarantÃa de Libertad de transito.
Queda prohibida la retenciÃ³n o demora del conductor, de su vehÃculo, de la documentaciÃ³n de ambos y/o licencia habilitante por cualquier motivo, salvo los casos expresamente contemplados por esta ley u ordenados por Juez competente."
Free Transit guaranty. Itâ€™s forbidden the retention or detention of the driver, his documents, and/or his license for any reason, except the situation specifically contemplated in this law or ordered by a Judge in charge.
"Art 4Â°.- Convenios internacionales.
Las convenciones internacionales sobre transito vigentes en la republica son aplicables a los vehÃculos matriculados en el extranjero en circulaciÃ³n por el territorio nacional, y a las demÃ¡s circunstancias que contemplen, sin perjuicio de la aplicaciÃ³n de la presente en los temas no considerados por tales convenciones."
International Treaties. The International Agreements about transit valid in the Republic are applicable to the vehicles registered in a foreigner country in transit through the national territory and others circumstances treaty, without detriment the application of this law on the situations not considered by these Agreements.
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