If you're planning a European road trip you’ll want to make sure you take the right kit with you, to avoid the risk of a fine for not carrying something as simple as a warning triangle or reflective jacket.
Road rules change, too, so even if you’re a regular abroad you’ll want to keep up with the latest.
The rules vary quite a lot from country to country – our quick guide will tell you what you need to know for the 14 countries most popular with British drivers: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
The documents you'll need to carry if driving in Europe will change in the event of a 'no-deal' Brexit on 29 March:
It may be better to be safe than sorry and to get your travel documents together now, assuming a 'no- deal', especially if you're planning to travel in April. If you wait for Government to make a decision it could then be too late to get your travel documents in time.
Our country-specific touring tips include compulsory equipment rules as well as helping you get up-to-speed with local laws, from drink drive and speed limits to child safety. There’s also more general advice on things like fuel availability and tolls.
21 February 2019