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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.

You can print the document in Spanish and English here, to print and carry with you, and show them when you are stopped. Do NOT pay the "fine"! This is further discussed inthe HUBB thread here.

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."

Ley Nacional de Transito N° 24.449

Art. 40 Requisitos para circular, Ins: “Fâ€

“Que posea matafuegos y balizas portátiles normalizados, excepto las motocicletasâ€
That has fire extinguisher and triangles markers, except motorcycles.

"Art. 3° .- Garantía de Libertad de transito.

Queda prohibida la retención o demora del conductor, de su vehículo, de la documentación 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. It’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 4°.- Convenios internacionales.

Las convenciones internacionales sobre transito vigentes en la republica son aplicables a los vehículos matriculados en el extranjero en circulación por el territorio nacional, y a las demás circunstancias que contemplen, sin perjuicio de la aplicación 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.



 
Important: For more information on what World Nomad's policies cover, read this Prices & Benefits page for residents of various countries.
Grant says: ALWAYS read the policy CAREFULLY to be SURE you are covered on your motorcycle, there are exceptions and variations depending on home country and where you're going and a whole lot of other things. READ THE POLICY!
 

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