One or Two Warning Triangles for Europe ?

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  1. Charlie

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    Is it one or two triangles for Europe ?

    Are beam deflectors necessary ?

    And is the GB sticker mandatory ?

    Thanks,.
     
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    Two - yes and yes plus many other things depending on which country you are in
     
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    GB sticker.....no, if your number plate has the GB emblem on the left hand side, otherwise yes.
    Triangles......only one required for non nationals
    Beam deflectors are compulsory unless your beam dips straight up and down....or you get away without them.
    Are you going to drive after dark, which may not be until late evening anyway.
     
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    It depends on what countries you visit - some require two and I would always have two anyway.

    Beam deflectors are required when driving at night - I haven't used them over the last three years as I aim to be onsite before dusk. I do, however, have them available if required. I'm not sure whether I am legally allowed to drive without having them if I am not dazzling other drivers. Many countries do require headlights to be on all of the time so don't risk driving after dusk without them.

    GB plates are required unless your number plate has GB on it.
     
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    Two answers (Thanks) one says 1 one says 2 ? I will be definately avoiding driving at night or in the dark.

    Thanks !
     
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    No harm in taking two, but im sure for foreign visitors its just one....in france at least
     
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    I keep seeing "Eurolite" deflectors on Ebay. Are these things universal fitment ?
    They are for a Peugeot Boxer.

    Thanks.
     
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    You can get defectors at any motoring place, halfords , fuel stations , ferry , almost anywhere, I put some on , the first time over and never taken them off, passed two mots since.
    And there is at least one country, don't know which that requires a gb sticker even if it is on your number plate, but all these things are so little money it's not worth not having them all(y)
     
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    Yes they are its just what bits you cut out and just where you stick it that's different
     
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    Suggest you refer to the attached document from the AA which show clearly what is required on foreign travel. Like a lot of things some people feel if they have not been stopped in the past it is not required now - rules change every year . It clearly show GB sticker is compulsory unless included in the number plate. It clearly shows deflectors are required regardless of what time of day you drive and for the record I have been checked on the quayside for fitment by the Gendarme. Even in Spain where they do say foreign nationals only need to carry one warning triangle incidents of on the spot fine by local plod have been imposed so they recommend carrying 2
     

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    2 triangles for Spain other 1, but some counties 2 is advisory only. If traveling through any non EU country (Switzerland) you need a GB sticker regardless of number plate type. France you should have speed stickers on the back if over 3500kg, although the French don't seem to bother.
     
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    I played safe and ordered 2 triangles..

    Is there any requirement for where the GB sticker has to go ?

    I have ordered

    2 Triangles
    1 X GB sticker
    Beam deflectors
    2X Hi Vis vests
    1 breathalyzer device with 5 tubes
    1 full set of spare bulbs
    1 First Aid kit

    Are there any more requirements for the van ?

    Thanks !
     
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    I would put the GB sticker on the passenger side of your mh so that it is more obvious to those driving behind you on the continent.
     
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    Do you have a car fire extinguisher?
     
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    Yes there is one in a handy bracket down the side of the seat..
     
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    Good idea ! Cheers .....
     
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    If you wear glasses, some countries (Spain) you need to have a spare pair with you, if you are driving......
     
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    Do you have a fire blanket for use in the kitchen?
     
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