It’s just been announced this week that the RSA are seeking to make it mandatory for every car to carry a first aid kit and that failure to do so would incur penalty points. In addition to a first aid kit they are hoping to include a high-vis vest, warning triangle and a torch. It seems this is nothing new and many other EU countries already enforce these driving requirements. The RSA are hoping to have this emergency kit compulsory in all new cars from January 2016 and for all existing car from July 2016. This is part of the governments road safety strategy 2013-2020.
You may have read in some of our other posts such as A guide to driving in France or A guide to driving in Spain which highlights the driving requirements outlined in these countries. These requirements are regularly checked and failure to comply generally results in a fine. Ignorance is not a tolerated excuse.
Here at MicksGarage.com we sell an EU approved emergency kit that contains a first aid kit, high vis vest and warning triangle all in a convenient storage bag for you to store in your boot. We also provide a wide selection of torches too. We think it’s always better to err on the the side of caution and be prepared, so whether it’s compulsory or not just yet to have an emergency kit in your car you can plan ahead and have one in your car!