Another arsehole comes a cropper!!

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  • I hope he does, too. Has there been anything in the news?

    He died. Now his family are organising a march to demand justice. They want to know why he was being ''chased'' by the law.

    Seems failing to stop when directed to as he wasn't wearing a helmet, had no registration plate and most likely no license or insurance either doesn't seem to be good enough reason for them.

  • Sadly all too common in this town....not just amongst a certain bike minority. The old banger car drivers are just as bad.

    Argentinians make for very bad drivers. Today I drove to Microcentro instead of taking the bus, since it was a national holiday and I wasn't expecting much traffic. I could appreciate how distract/careless other drivers are, often riding between lanes, not staying within their lane when taking a turn, going too slow compared to the rest of the cars etc. Basically, on streets and in life, they can't see one inch from their nose (and couldn't care less).

  • I have SO much admiration for Argentine drivers who can concentrate successfully enough to avoid being rammed by the lane-creating drivers, the lane-filtering delivery kamikazes, and the distracted drivers on the roads. Like you, UK Man , I could never drive in Argentina.

  • Been chatting to the wife about this and must admit her thoughts have surprised me. Especially as every day we're out in the car she curses every motor bike rider who dares to cross her path. According to her the Guardia Urbana are a bunch of useless cretins and should just have let the guy go and not follow him.

    She thinks the problem is all down to the lack of education when it comes to dishing out road licenses. I've no idea how it works in the capital but here it seems to be a case of turning up filling out a form and you get one.


    Of course, the main problem are those who are riding bikes without licenses,registration plates,tax,insurance etc.

  • I only got my license in two places here. In San Isidro, it was just a matter of filling forms, sitting the theory exam and then take the practical driving test on a different day.

    In Capital, I was converting my previous license so I did only have to resit the physical exam. They actually have different doctors to test your hearing, sight, mind, and the person in charge has to sign you off.

    I was about to fail the psychological exam because I copied some abstract shapes too small. It was just that using a whole A4 sheet for a bunch of stupid shapes seemed a waste of paper, I explained. The psychologist was not impressed, so I had to re-do the shapes in the appropriate size.


    To be honest, in Florida was way more lax and there was no doctor examining candidates. The clerk did everything from her teller and the practical test was done right after the theory exam. It was very easy, to be honest.

  • Shows even in the capital it's a bit of a lottery.

    Here I was able to exchange my UK Provisional license here for a full Argentine license no questions asked. That's why I have never driven here....I know I'd be a danger to every other road user. ^^

  • Not to mention that 90% of the drivers I see, are texting while driving. That drives me nuts.

    Yes, that's very dangerous, even as a pedestrian. I am always concerned they may run a red light because they are not paying attention to the street. Allegedly, starting last week the cameras around the city should be able to detect people holding cell phones in their hands while driving.


  • Yes, that's very dangerous, even as a pedestrian. I am always concerned they may run a red light because they are not paying attention to the street. Allegedly, starting last week the cameras around the city should be able to detect people holding cell phones in their hands while driving.

    Makes you wonder what else they can see us doing in our cars :nono: