Sunday, September 24, 2023

What is the fine for driving without a license?

On public roads, it is our responsibility as drivers to obey traffic laws and to ensure that both we and our vehicles are in an appropriate state of safety.

The amount of the traffic fine for driving without a license varies depending on the value of each district’s Fixed Unit (UF), the unit of measure used to penalize infractions. Its price is equivalent to half a liter of higher-octane gasoline.

You Can Check For Traffic Violations On The City Government'S Website.  Photo: Government Of The City Of Buenos Aires.
You can check for traffic violations on the city government’s website. Photo: Government of the City of Buenos Aires

Currently, the value of the fixed unit is:

  • The city of Buenos Aires costs $102.92.
  • In the province of Buenos Aires, it is $290.10.

According to the Argentine State website, the price of violating is for

  • Do not carry the following documents with you when driving, but when you are ready to drive:
    • Circulate without identification document
    • Driving without a driver’s license, vehicle registration document, or Blue Card
    • Driving without mandatory liability insurance
      • From 30 to 150 UF
        • Without current insurance coverage:
          • 300 UF is 1,000 UF
    • Circulate without visible patent
  • Do not take the following documents with you when driving if you are not authorized to drive the vehicle:
    • Be legally disabled.
      • 300 UF is 1,000 UF
    • If the permit is suspended:
      • From 300 UFF to 1,000 UFF.
    • Without having permission to drive this type of vehicle:
      • UF is 1,000 UF
    • If the permit has expired within six months:
    • With an expired vehicle registration document, not the owner:
    • Violation of the vehicle transfer regulations:
      • The 300 UF is 1,000 UF

Without registration, with proof

  • If the driver commits any of the above offenses, the driver’s license is “replaced by the simultaneous delivery of the defendant’s summons ticket” whereby “the defendant may only drive for a maximum period of thirty calendar days”. , calculated from the date of its creation.
Driving Record.  Photo:

How can I restore the license?

  • In the city of Buenos Aires:
  • The procedure can be done online at the Buenos Aires Government website
  • There you need to log in to miBA with a username and password or link your Google or Facebook account.
  • It is then necessary to clarify which document was kept, which personal data, which green or blue ID and, if available, the record of the vi,olation
  • After all files have been uploaded, you need to wait for the email with the response to the request.
  • If the documentation is approved, you must wait for the confirmation email to request an appointment and revoke the license
  • This can also be done in person 72 hours after the withdrawal of the license and making an appointment with the General Directorate for the Management of Violations at Av. Settle Hipólito Yrigoyen 2346.
  • In the province of Buenos Aires:
  • Within a period 0) calendar days from the date of the violation, the offender must appear in person before the judge or a designated officer or by mail and may choose to voluntarily pay the fine corresponding to the violation or to exercise his or her right of defense
  • In the event of a decision to exercise his right of defense, the judge or a designated officer may grant a one-time extension of no more than SIXTY (60) calendar days from the validity of the summons ticket to drive the accused.
  • The extension may only be granted in the event of serious difficulties making it impossible to reach a decision on the matter within THIRTY (30) calendar days from the date of preparation of the subpoena form.
  • The validity of the extension shall never exceed NINETY (90) days from the date of issuance of the Subpoena Ticket.
  • In the event that the offender fails to appear within the THIRTY (30) day period specified in this procedure, his/her responsibility will be assumed.
  • The driver’s license will be reinstated by the judge or competent official, if any of the following occurs:
    1. fine payment
    2. Compliance with the decision of the judge or competent officials.
    3. Accredit compliance with mandatory technical inspection.
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