May 16, 2022 3:27 pm

CABA: how much do I have to pay if my driver’s license is taken out due to a positive breathalyzer

As of this Tuesday, February 1, they come into force the new penalties for drivers who test positive for breathalyzers In Buenos Aires city.

In this way, those people who exceed the alcohol level allowed in the test will lose their driver’s license for between two months and two years, according to the registered dosage. In addition, they will have to pay a fine from $7,950 to $106,000.

“If you drink, you don’t have to drive. You can use public transport or ask someone else to drive, there are many options,” said Lucila Capelli, Undersecretary of City Mobility Planning. GCBA

The limit maximum tolerated blood alcohol in the City of Buenos Aires is:

According to the new penalties that take effect this Tuesday, drivers who test positive in a City breathalyzer test will be disqualified from driving for a minimum of two months and a maximum of two years, depending on the dosage:

-Disqualification of the license 2 to 4 months.

-Infraction of 150 ($7950) 1000 UF ($53.000).

-Disqualification of the license from 4 months to 2 years. The case cannot be put on hold.

-Violation of 300 ($15.900) a 2000 UF ($106.000) or 1 to 10 days of arrest.

"We want to reduce traffic deaths by 50% by 2030 and we are already making progress on that path"assured the head of the Buenos Aires Cabinet, Felipe Miguel (Photo: Ricardo Pristupluk/LA NACION)
“We want to reduce traffic deaths by 50% by 2030 and we are already moving forward on that path,” said the chief of staff from Buenos Aires, Felipe Miguel (Photo: Ricardo Pristupluk/LA NACION)Ricardo Pristupluk – LA NACION

The Chief of Staff of the City of Buenos Aires, Philip Michael, explained about the new measures: “In CABA, you test positive for alcohol and your license is disabled. We have to be firm: if Tomás cannot drive, it is highly irresponsible, not only is it a risk for the driver, but also for everyone else. We want to reduce traffic deaths by 50% by 2030 and on that path we are already advancing”, he assured in an article published in the official website of the City Government.

The proposal was designed by the Buenos Aires administration with the support of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Foundation and worked in conjunction with organizations of relatives of victims in traffic accidents.

In the city, one in five fatal accidents are related to alcohol consumption. According to official figures, alcohol controls increased 182% (from 119,772 in 2016 to 338,311 in 2021) while the number of positives decreased from 3.3% to 1.7%. In addition, in 2021 a new record for controls was reached.

In the City, one in five fatal accidents are related to alcohol consumption.  (Photo: GCBA)
In the City, one in five fatal accidents are related to alcohol consumption. (Photo: GCBA)GCBA

Lucila Capelli, Undersecretary of City Mobility Planning, insisted: “If you take, you don’t have to drive. You can use public transport or ask someone else to drive, the options are many. Drinking at the wheel is a serious enough offense due to its consequences: one in five people who lose their lives in a road accident in the City is due to alcohol. Every death on the street, every traffic victim is unacceptable and this measure is to take care of ourselves and improve coexistence, in safer streets to share among all”, he remarked.

Reference-www.lanacion.com.ar

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