Make sure you have right safety kit to drive abroad

The Ring safety kit has all the essentials to comply with driving rules on the Continent.

SUMMER seems to be with us and the long school holidays are upon us. And many drivers will be thinking of taking their families adn vehicles on to the Continent for a holiday.

Many  European countries have laws which make it compulsory to carry certain items in your vehicle at all times when driving. If you do not have these items, you will almost certainly be given an on-the-spot fine.

Here in the UK there are no regulations making it compulsory to drive with certain equipment in your vehicle. This makes British drivers an easy target to stop and check by European authorities. The result is that many British drivers have been fined when driving in Europe for not having the correct equipment.

To avoid receiving an on the spot fine when driving in Europe, Ring has launched its  European travel kit which contains essential items for travel in Europe.

Some of the products are obvious such as having a GB sticker for the vehicle, to the less obvious alcohol breathalysers that are required in France.

Kit contents:

1 x E-marked warning triangle (ECE R27)

2 x High visibility jackets (EN471, CE)

1 x Universal bulb kit (E marked)

1 x Set of beam converters

1 x GB sticker

1 x First aid kit (CE)

1 x Foil blanket

1 x Twin pack of breathalyzer tests (NF approved)

1 x Compact carry bag

See the chart below to understand which products are required or recommended to have, in which countries.

Ring European Travel Kit RCT1 has a suggested retail price of: £29.99

Safety kit table