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Austria Checklist Car

What is mandatory in the car in Austria?

If you go on holiday to Austria by car please keep in mind that you have to take a number of items with you. We list the mandatory products for you. Not only for cars but also for drivers of a motorcycle and moped.

Mandatory in the car: checklist Austria

Required in the car

  • Warning triangle – It is mandatory to have a warning triangle in the car. In the event of a breakdown or accident, the warning triangle must be placed at a sufficient distance behind the vehicle at no more than 1 m from the edge of the road (even if the hazard warning lights are switched on).
  • Safety vest – It is mandatory to have a safety vest in the car. The driver is obliged to wear a safety vest in the event of a breakdown or an accident outside the built-up area. We advise drivers to bring a safety vest for all passengers in the car. Within Europe, safety vests must comply with the EN471 standard (fluorescent yellow, orange or red and provided with retro-reflecting strips).
  • First aid kit – It is mandatory to have a first aid kit in the car. The first aid kit must be sturdy and dirt-resistant.
  • A fire extinguisher and spare bulbs are not required.

Advice

  • Note: When renting a car, always check that the required equipment (warning triangle, first aid kit and safety vest) is present.

Mandatory on the motorcycle

  • First aid kit – All motorcyclists must have a sturdy and dirt-resistant first aid kit.
  • Only for motorcycles with a sidecar and trikes is it compulsory to take a warning triangle with you. In the event of a breakdown or accident, the triangle must be placed at a sufficient distance behind the vehicle at no more than 1 m from the edge of the road.

Advice

  • Safety vest – Motorcyclists are advised to take a safety vest with them and to wear this outside the built-up area in the event of a breakdown or accident.

Mandatory on moped, light moped and speed pedelec

  • First aid kit – Drivers of a moped, light moped or speedpedelec must have a sturdy and dirt-resistant first aid kit.

Particularities

  • Wheel chocks – At least one wheel chock must be present in a vehicle with a permitted maximum mass of more than 3500 kg and in a car or motor home with a caravan or trailer behind it with a maximum permitted total weight of more than 750 kg.
  • Replacement glasses – Taking reserve glasses in Austria is not mandatory, but we advise drivers with a driving license stating that they wear glasses or contact lenses (restriction code 01), to take spare glasses with them, also for a possible discussion with the police on the spot.