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For a very quick guide on which European countries have an obligation to carry first aid dressing material, a warning triangle and/or high-visibility vest, the best place to look is our very useful overview. You will find this here.

In Germany

The warning triangle has long been a compulsory feature in every car. During countless breakdowns and accidents on German roads and motorways, it has already rendered valuable services, prevented worse things from happening and saved many lives.

Section 53a of the German Road Traffic Licensing Regulations (StVZO) legally requires the carrying of a warning triangle. It must always be carried in the vehicle.

Anyone who has to put up a warning triangle after an accident or breakdown must observe a few guidelines so as not to endanger themselves or other road users. You will find further information on the following page.

Anyone who does not do so risks being fined € 15. If a breakdown vehicle or accident site is not adequately cordonned off, a fine of € 30 will be charged.

The following requirements must be met by warning triangles in accordance with Section 53a of the German Road Traffic Licensing Regulations (StVZO):

  • Portable
  • Stable
  • Reflecting
  • Visible from a sufficient distance during use

Warning: please find out yourself about any changes to the law in the individual countries.

For motor vehicles with a permissible total weight of more than 3.5 t, the warning light is mandatory in addition to the high-visibility vest and the warning triangle.


Suitable articles from our product range:

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If you are travelling abroad by car, you should find out about the obligation to carry warning triangles before you start your journey. This is because special regulations apply in individual countries, such as Turkey. Two warning triangles are required there.