It's not just safe and sensible, in some European countries it’s the law to carry certain items when driving. To avoid the risk of receiving an on the spot fine when driving in popular European destinations, make sure you have all the compulsory or recommended equipment, many of which are already contained in the AA Emergency Breakdown and Touring Kit. Check the table below for the compulsory or recommended equipment you will need to drive in each country.
How to use this checklist
Choose a country on the left, then look across the row to see what equipment you need. Here's what the symbols mean:
- Recommended by the AA or the respective country
- Click to view tips and guidelines
A The list above is not an exhaustive list of compulsory items. Compulsory or required items could vary or change and fines may be imposed for failure to carry compulsory items. Please do check the latest motoring laws in the countries you are visiting before you visit. For more advice on motoring abroad visit: theAA.com/motoring-advice
B The AA recommends that each vehicle carries at least two high visibility jackets in the passenger compartment. Requirements vary from country to country.