Europe by car

Are there any legal requirements needed to drive in Europe?


Yes, certain breakdown and emergency equipment should be stored in the vehicle, when travelling around Europe.


The list consists of:

  • Driving License
  • Passport
  • Vehicle Registration Document (Log book or vehicle certificate)
  • Motor Insurance
  • Warning Triangle
  • Reflectorised jacket/waist coat
  • Spare headlamp bulbs required
  • Headlamp adjustment or deflectors required
  • Seat belts required front and rear for all passengers
  • Minimum age for children in the front seat is 12 years
  • Letter of Authority: If yours is not the name on the logbook (i.e. Company car) bring a letter from your Company Secretary or the owner authorising you to drive the car
  • Carrying a First Aid kit, fire extinguisher and spare set of bulbs is wise but not compulsory in all countries