Get it right on European roads


There are different rules for compulsory equipment in a car in all European countries. But how do I get it right? Our sister office in France has created a simple guide.

What safety equipment you are required to keep in your car – but also what is recommended – within the EU, in Iceland and in Norway varies greatly. In particular, there are variations in what is required due to differences in climate, but even more odd local variations occurs.

In Sweden, for instance, it is mandatory with warning triangle and winter tires half the year, while it is recommended to have a first aid kit as well as a safety vest. Here are all the equipment that may be required by car drivers in different European countries:

  • first aid kit
  • warning triangle
  • safety vest
  • fire extinguisher
  • spare light bulbs
  • wheel chock
  • winter tyres
  • spare tire
  • spare glasses