Safety equipment in cars

Rules in the EU

When you plan to travel by car, you should know which safety equipment you have to carry. Do I need a safety vest in France? Am I obliged to have a spare tire in Italy?

Our colleagues from France published a brochure which contains this information. It gives an overview about the different legal obligations of all EU member states.

The following things are considered:

  1. Aid kit
  2. Warning triangle
  3. Safety vest
  4. Fire extinguisher
  5. Spare light bulbs
  6. Wheel chock
  7. Winter tyres
  8. Spare tire
  9. Spare glasses

The brochure is available online for free in English and French at the following link: ECC France.

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