Why carry an IDP while driving in Argentina?
Your IDP is a valid form of identification in more than 150 countries worldwide and contains your name, photo and driver information in the 12 most widely spoken languages in the world – it is understandable to most of the local officials and authorities of the countries you visit.
It translates your identification information into 12 languages — so it speaks the language even if you don’t. Argentina highly recommends an International Driving Permit.
Driving Rules in Argentina
Quebrada de Humahuaca is a mountainous valley situated in the Jujuy Province in north-western of Argentina. Its popularity begins after playing a vital role in the old trading way back in the Inca Empire era. Observing the surroundings and structure of the valley, explorers can witness its ruggedness and fascinating sandstone escarpment. Right on this site are small villages, these include the Humahuaca. It only houses over 10,000 inhabitants.
Important Reminders for driving in Agrentina:
- Driving is on the right side and overtaking on the left side of the road.
- The minimum driving age is 18; for rent a car – 21.
- In Argentina, most of the roads are in good condition, but there are also gravel and dirt roads.
- Seatbelts are mandatory for a driver and all passengers.
- It is mandatory to drive outside urban areas with headlights switched on during the day.
- The speed limits are: on highways – 120 km/h; on suburban roads – 80 km/h; in urban areas – 60 km/h; in residential areas – 40 km/h.
- The legal blood-alcohol level is 0.05%; for drivers of motorcycles or scooters – 0.02%; for bus and truck drivers – 0%.
- It is required to have in the car: two safety triangles with reflecting surfaces, first aid kit, fire extinguisher inside the vehicle.
- Cell phones may only be used with a hands-free system.
- It is mandatory for all cars in Argentina to have Civil Liability or third party insurance.
- While driving, foreign drivers should have their original driving permits, International driver licenses, passport, some proof of insurance, vehicle ownership or rental papers.
- The police phone number is 101.
Parking Rules in Argentina
On avenues with two-way traffic, parking is generally not permitted along both sidewalks weekdays from 7 to 21 hours except that the traffic signals indicate otherwise.
On avenues with one-way traffic, parking is generally not permitted prohibited at the left curb weekdays from 7 to 21 hours except that the traffic signals indicate otherwise. It is permitted to park right next to the sidewalk every except that the traffic signals indicate otherwise.
On streets with one-way traffic, parking is general not permitted at the left curb every day for 24 hours, except there are traffic signals that indicate otherwise. It is permitted to park right next to the sidewalk every day for 24 hours, except that the traffic signals indicate otherwise.
On the streets with two-way traffic, it is permitted to park right at the curb every day for 24 hours, except that the traffic signals indicate otherwise.
On line marked yellow and handicapped ramp, parking is prohibited daily for 24 hours.
In case of accident in Argentina
don’t move your car and call to police. Know insurance information and addresses with the other driver. If you have a camera, take pictures of the accident. Don’t argue with the police. You should give a copy of the police report to your insurance company. Foreign visitors driving in Argentina may need their International driving permits.
How to get your IDP
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