Rear warning triangle

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  1. PORKSTER

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    Do I need one on an empty rack going to France Spain and possibly Portugal

    Thanks Paul
     
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    Hi Paul
    I am not honestly sure but for what they cost may be better safe than sorry. Pete
     
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    As Peter say`s,,,, best get one...

    I know if an attachment sticks out/protrudes further than the original vehicle build, then yes..

    But not sure what the extra is..
     
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    Yeah thanks I'll get onto Johns cross and get them to post to me pronto. Was going to order online tonight but wanna make sure I get it in time.

    Thanks for replying
     
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    Yeah sorry should have put sign DOH
     
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    Anything more than 1m front or back, or 330mm either side.
    Although trying telling that to Johnny Halfwit and his overloaded brat-transporter. Saw one last week, a 5 series BMW estate with 5 bikes hanging off the back - you couldn't clearly see much of his lights, or his number plate.

    The Fiamma warning sign can be used in any country except Italy, where it has to be of metal construction.
    Although the standard Fiamma sign feels very flimsy - could be correx
     
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    We knew what you meant... ;)(y)
     
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    BUT !
    As an aside you should now also carry TWO triangles !
     
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    but thanks to teknik155. I have got 3 triangles.
     
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    Luckily I have one in car I can rob
     
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    Where did you read that from?
     
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    I've read that in all sorts of places/articles but it's late and I'm off to bed. :)
     
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    If that rack is empty , can it not be folded up.. ?

    then no need for warning board.
     
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    I am also of the understanding that you need 2 triangles. Not just Spain but generally across Europe. Don't know where I got it from and not sure if it is just a recommendation or if it is indeed a law. Anyway, I have 2 on board just in case.
     
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    Is it not 2 triangles and a Hi-Vis for everyone in the vehicle in Spain.

    Seem to remember that from driving to Valencia during the volcanic eruption several years ago.

    Hymie
     
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    Requirements , Country by country here ..

    http://www.theaa.com/motoring_advice/overseas/countrybycountry.html


    triangles in Spain .. also note spare tyre required..

    • Spare tyre – and the equipment to change the tyre or a tyre repair kit.

    •  Warning triangle - one warning triangle compulsory for foreign registered vehicles

      but carrying two is recommended as, in an accident/breakdown situation; local officials may impose a fine if only one is produced. Not required for two wheeled vehicles.


     
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    And a set of "Spare Bulbs" is not a legal requirement in Spain, Now.. (y)
     
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    does Spain require a kitchen sink?
    ScotJimland, does this mean a repair kit without a spare is OK?
     
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    Have we moved from Chevron boards to warning triangle.

    I have read that they are required for an overhang BUT if you have a towbar bike rack with lighting and numberplate then it is not counted as an overhang and a board is not strictly necessary.

    We always use the plastic one for France and Spain but have read that Italy require an aluminium board( £30 made by Italian company Fiamma ???)and that's expensive.

    Can anyone confirm the definition of an overhang.
     
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