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Argentina has some of the lowest traffic mortality rates in South America per 100,000
There are good public transport options and taxis but driving can be a great way to see the country outside of the urban centers, especially in locations including Patagonia where public transport is scarce.
Argentina's automobile association Automóvil Club
If you are a member of an auto club in your home country, bring your membership card with you as Automóvil Club Argentino will generally recognize it, and offer you services and discounts.
Speed limits vary depending on where you are in Argentina. There is an increased use of speed checks in the country by police handheld and fixed cameras, so be aware and don't get too
The maximum speed limits for Argentina are:
While driving around Argentina, you may encounter a police checkpoint from time to time to check, where insurance papers and other documents are requested. Drive slowly through the checkpoint if you encounter one and be prepared to stop if requested to.
Not all vehicles are pulled over but if you are signaled to do so, be polite and don't argue with the officials. Officially, there are no on-the-spot fines, and any police officer asking you for one is likely to be a bit crooked. If you are issued a ticket, you can usually pay it at a police station or a bank.
In an emergency, call 0800 999 5000, for multilingual tourist police.
Call 911, for English language service in Buenos Aires only.
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