RAC European essentials
RAC European Driving Kit - Essential
RAC European Driving Kit - Essential
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RAC European Driving Kit - Essential

Reviews (27) 3.8 out of 5
Was: £24.99 Now: £19.99
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.


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
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
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
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
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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