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RAC European Driving Kit - Essential
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RAC European Driving Kit - Essential
European Driving Kits

RAC European Driving Kit - Essential

Code RACEUESSEN
Reviews (97) 4 out of 5
£24.99
Standard delivery available (2 - 4 days)
Essential items for driving in Europe including breathalyser
  • Contains compulsory items for most EU Countries (exlcuding Spain)
  • Compact design is easy to store in the boot
  • Includes NF approved breathalysers for France
  • Handy EU driving advice leaflet included

Product description

Our Driving in Europe kit has the essentials for people heading to the continent. The rules of the road are different to the UK and you’ll need to carry a few items that we don’t normally have in the car over here.

As you’ll be driving through France we’ve also included a pack of NF approved breathalysers in our kit to ensure you meet French driving requirements.

January 2013 - Drivers in France have been required to carry a self-test breathalyser since July 2012 with enforcement by fines originally planned for 1 November but subsequently postponed to 1 March 2013. Now the French government has announced that the implementation of the sanction (fine) for drivers not carrying a breathalyser – a fine of €11 – has been postponed indefinitely.

Which countries are covered?

The RAC European Driving Kit - Essential is suitable for driving in the following countries:

Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Switzerland

What does the Driving in Europe kit include?

The RAC Driving in Europe Kit includes the following items:

  • Warning triangle
  • GB sticker
  • Headlamp beam convertors
  • Adult high visibility vest
  • First aid kit
  • Foil blanket
  • NF approved breathalyser twin pack
  • Universal spare bulb set
  • European driving guidance leaflet

What do I need to carry in my car when driving in Europe?

It depends on which country or countries you plan to visit. We’ve put together some useful information for driving in Europe to help you plan your journey. Why not visit our Driving in Europe advice section to learn more?

Travelling with the family?

If you’re driving in Europe with the family then you should consider our Driving in Europe Family Pack which includes all the items above but also has a set of High Visibility Vests for adults and children – essential if your breakdown at the roadside.

How to position the GB sticker

We include a Euro symbol GB sticker in this pack for application to your registration plate when travelling within Europe. (Please note that when travelling outside Europe, it is a legal requirement to display an appropriate oval-shaped GB sticker.) Vehicles travelling within Europe not displaying the Euro symbol are required by law to display an oval GB sticker.

Need a few extra items?

If you need extra items for your journey we have a full range of European driving accessories. Our range includes roof bars, roof boxes, cycle racks, sat navs, road atlases, headlamp beam convertors, fire extinguishers and more.

Disclaimer

Whilst we endeavour to keep this information updated, the rules and regulations related to driving in Europe may change without notice and this information may contain technical inaccuracies. We cannot be held responsible for information which may become out of date or liability for incorrect information.

Note: Pouch colour & brand of contents may vary

5 out of 5
Great
4 out of 5
Received damaged though
1 out of 5
never received it
4 out of 5
individual items purchased separately would have cost much more.
5 out of 5
Very quick and easy purchase, good price and fast delivery
1 out of 5
Didnt include the gb sticker as advertised. Package not tampered with, it was sealed and contained only the light alters ! Mad rush to buy another as boarded!
5 out of 5
Just what the doctor ordered everything we need Thanks
2 out of 5
I bought the kit as it seemed to be good value even though I didn't need everything in it. One thing I definitely wanted was the headlight deflectors. They were awful and fell off within the first hundred miles! I followed the instructions carefully - cleaned the glass thoroughly and heated the glass before applying the deflectors, but they fell off anyway. Very disappointing.
2 out of 5
The lamp stickers were very poor quality. One peeled off badly and then we had difficulty sticking it to the headlamp. We lost it during travel (it fell off!)
4 out of 5
covers all requirements for Europe
4 out of 5
Exactly as described. Everything we need for European driving and a comprehensive first aid kit.
4 out of 5
HAS EVEYTHING THAT I NEED IN ONE PLACE
2 out of 5
Everything was included as advertised. However, the glue for the headlamp converters had a habit of sticking to the paper rather than the plastic when you peeled them off which made them not useable. Also, the little booklet said on the front that it included speed limits, but we didn't find any inside...
4 out of 5
Good product, only criticism would be that the GB sticker is not as big as I thought it would be. If you have GB on your licence plate already, this sticker is not any bigger than that.
5 out of 5
Excellent pack, contains all we need for Europe.
5 out of 5
all relevant items were in the kit and of excellent quality
5 out of 5
Great value
5 out of 5
Excellent. Contains everything you might need while traveling throughout the Europe. Could contain more headlight deflectors though.
5 out of 5
Brilliant website, easy to use
4 out of 5
INCLUDED MANY ITEMS THAT WERE UNWANTED OR FELT TO BE UNNECESSARY! CERTAIN DOCUMENTATION/INSTRUCTIONS WERE SOMEHAT AMBIGUOUS OR CONFUSING
5 out of 5
Contains everything you need to travel to Europe
4 out of 5
very prompt & exactly as advertised
2 out of 5
Think over done on bandages for first aid kit,then open the sun screen, no bag,
4 out of 5
Competitive price and good delivery options
5 out of 5
nice and compacted with everything i need
4 out of 5
The kit covers all the bases
5 out of 5
Product was as described and very useful fo intended European travel
2 out of 5
Beambenders fell off in France once the sun came out!
5 out of 5
Item as described
5 out of 5
Great thanks
5 out of 5
Covers everything at a reasonable price
5 out of 5
Helpful and supportive.
5 out of 5
Has everything needed in one bag for a trip to France & Spain so excellent value for money
5 out of 5
Good product
5 out of 5
Have not used yet but seemed a quality product , arrived as expected in nice bag
5 out of 5
Exelent product more than happy with the European drivers emergency pack. I have already told friend's about this and recommended this. 5 star's plus.
5 out of 5
Well, I haven't actually used it (thank goodness) but it seems a good product. But I can't find the "use by" dates on anything.
4 out of 5
Would have preferred 2 jackets.
5 out of 5
Good value
4 out of 5
Good kit
5 out of 5
easy and quick
5 out of 5
Appears very comprehensive
5 out of 5
Spot on got 2 one for each of my lads cars well worth the money and prompt delivery
5 out of 5
Good value
4 out of 5
Ordered my safety kit for my up and coming trip to France and Spain, and iit arrived within a couple of days
4 out of 5
Easy to use
5 out of 5
Good price
4 out of 5
Being a paid up member i expected a discount on my euro breakdown ins, but you dont do it.?? why
5 out of 5
Very good price........ great value. Good quality items
4 out of 5
This seems to be a comprehensive kit and I'm sure it will be OK if I ever need it.
4 out of 5
As described
4 out of 5
Very good
4 out of 5
Contents as stated, warning triangle seems a bit flimsy but meets the need, hopefully won't be needed.
4 out of 5
Good for price paid.
5 out of 5
Exactly what I need at a reasonable price
5 out of 5
EXCELLENT KIT, ALL THAT IS REQUIRED FOR EUROPPEAN TRAVEL
5 out of 5
Great product
4 out of 5
Good basic kit for driving in France
5 out of 5
tHANK YOU.
5 out of 5
all good
5 out of 5
Great item
2 out of 5
Breath test kit I received only had 1 year before expiry. Ones I have bought previously from other companies had at least 2years. When I rang to complain I was told RAC felt that was adequate. I will not be using you again!
4 out of 5
Appears to be what I need to drive safely in France & Belgium
2 out of 5
Carry case is damaged
4 out of 5
pretty much what I expected
4 out of 5
It's for company use, so not the one to test it.
5 out of 5
All you need for Europe
5 out of 5
Adequate items at a reasonable price for travel to France
5 out of 5
Thanks
5 out of 5
The product was of good quality.
5 out of 5
Euro logo on GB sticker - I liked it, but Brexiteers might not!
5 out of 5
Even when an item was missing, the replacement arrived promptly. Thank you.
4 out of 5
Some bits were missing but your staff sorted this out.
4 out of 5
Very good quality
5 out of 5
perfect
2 out of 5
Kit covered everything I needed for Europe which was good and in contrast to other kits on the market however the adhesive on the light refectors fell off meaning I had to buy more. Cosnidering requesting a partial refund.
5 out of 5
Ideal kit. Can't wait to use it.
2 out of 5
The light bulbs in the kit were all smashed and the box was all damaged when I spoke to customer services they advised me they were closing in 10 minutes and would have to call them back another time
2 out of 5
Taking to Belgium. Disappointed that the orange outer bag is already torn.
4 out of 5
Products are as advertised
5 out of 5
All we needed within a simple package ;easily stored for future use.
4 out of 5
Good
4 out of 5
Good value for money
2 out of 5
As advertised. Feedback would have been good, but the zip on the pouch was broken on delivery. Contents okay, but disappointing.
5 out of 5
very good value for money
4 out of 5
Contents are excellent for the price but the plastic carrying bag has seen better days. It is too small and has split at both ends
4 out of 5
bought to comply with euro law
5 out of 5
really good value for money
1 out of 5
The outer-bag is of bad quality and cracked and broken on delivery. I've had to order the pack for an event and have ordered a number now, and they're all broken. A real shame and terrible quality.
4 out of 5
Except that I did not get the expected email confirmation of my order and had o telephone to check it had gone through. That call was dealt with v efficiently
2 out of 5
Turned up in broken
2 out of 5
GB sticker not in the kit. no response when emailed about the problem
5 out of 5
I will feel secure driving through Europe with this kit. Thanks!
4 out of 5
Covers the essentials.
5 out of 5
Very good quality
4 out of 5
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5 out of 5
I feel confident that I now have everything I might need to comply with European legislation on my upcoming journey.

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