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Car safety equipmentWarning triangleFire extinguisherFirst aid kitHigh-visibility vest.

Bike safety equipmentWhite or yellow front lights & red back lights. Tricycles & quads - white front reflectors and red tail reflectors.Working brakes.

Drivers must wear a safety vest when outside a broken-down vehicle parked on motorways and roads in an area where stopping and parking are prohibited.

Protective clothingAll motorbike riders (including passengers) must wear gloves, a long-sleeved jacket and long trousers (or a one-piece suit with long sleeves), and boots that protect the ankles.

TabIn very slow-moving traffic, drivers in a lane that is coming to an end or in which traffic is blocked, are allowed to edge their vehicle into the next lane, just before the point where their lane ends. Drivers in the lane with moving traffic are required to allow vehicles to gradually filter in in this way, before they reach the point where their lane ends.

No overtakingWhen it is raining/snowing/hailing etc., in the following cases: vehicles (including any towed element) with a maximum permitted weight of > 7.5 T on motorways, dual carriageways and other A roads, with or without a central reservation.

Driving between stopped/slow-moving vehiclesWhen traffic is stopped or very slow-moving, motorbikes are permitted to drive between the lines of vehicles. But only at a maximum speed of 50 km/h. And if the other vehicles are moving, this maximum speed may not be more than 20 km/h faster than the other vehicles. On motorways and other roads, motorbikes must keep to the 2 leftmost lanes.


The information on this website according to Article 8(1) of the road safety directive (Directive 2011/82/EU) is provided by the national authorities in the country concerned. In the event of any conflict between the provided data and the rules in effect in a given country, the latter take precedence. The data are meant purely as a documentation tool and the Commission does not assume any liability for their content or their accuracy.