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Old Apr 21st 2017, 10:06 am   #16
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You must pay road tax (or rather VED as it is now called) and your insurance. If not expect a fine from DVLA waiting for you on your return. If you have a passenger(?) you need to carry two vests, triangles and spare bulbs. AA and RAC have excellent guides on what is required and recommended for motorists travelling abroad.
I think you need to carry a yellow vest for each and every passenger so if you have kids with you they need to be able to be vested up too.
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According to the AA the requirement for spare bulbs in France is a recommendation and is not compulsory. It is impossible to change bulbs in some headlights, such as LED headlights.

In Spain, although two triangles are mandatory, that applies to Spanish cars, others can carry one, but again, it is recommended that you carry two.
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According to the AA the requirement for spare bulbs in France is a recommendation and is not compulsory. It is impossible to change bulbs in some headlights, such as LED headlights.

In Spain, although two triangles are mandatory, that applies to Spanish cars, others can carry one, but again, it is recommended that you carry two.
For the price of a spare bulb & fuse pack, why take the risk?
It is not compulsory to carry a jack, spare wheel or puncture repair kit either
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It is compulsory in Spain, either to have a spare wheel or a means of repairing the tyre - usually one of these sealing kits.

I carry a set of normal bulbs, but not headlight bulbs as they are LED and the only option with a failure is a workshop and lots of money!
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It is compulsory in Spain, either to have a spare wheel or a means of repairing the tyre - usually one of these sealing kits.
I carry a set of normal bulbs, but not headlight bulbs as they are LED and the only option with a failure is a workshop and lots of money!
Not compulsory for tourists according to AA and RAC
OP should consider what items are sensible to carry not merely those which are compulsory and I am pleased to note you have now acknowledged that it is sensible to carry a spare set of bulbs.
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There are many "sensible" options, but they are not necessarily mandatory.
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There are many "sensible" options, but they are not necessarily mandatory.
That depends on whose website you trust. AA, RAC and Gov.org quote differing compulsory requirements.

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According to the AA the requirement for spare bulbs in France is a recommendation and is not compulsory. ....
Good luck quoting that to the Gendarme
The AA have a caveat to their advice
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1) The list above is not an exhaustive list of compulsory items. Compulsory or required items could vary or change and fines may be imposed for failure to carry compulsory items. Please do check the latest motoring laws in the countries you are visiting before you visit.
I note the AA European Travel Kit contains
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Universal Bulb Kit (compact). Contains All 3 halogens 1 X H1, 1 x H4 (472), H7 (499). Includes selection of bulbs and fuses
It would appear AA are not so sure of their own advice?
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To be fair to the motoring organisations, it must be difficult to keep up with changes (often not publicised) over 40 countries. It's difficult enough if you live there!

The only safe solution is to carry everything, including a yellow vest for the dog!
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