European legislation often requires more equipment to be carried in vehicles than in the UK. This includes a warning triangle, spare bulbs, first aid kit, yellow jacket and a fire extinguisher.
In France and Spain particularly, rules are strict and on-the-spot fines rigidly enforced.
Although the rules are more relaxed in the UK, carrying such kit could reduce accidents dramatically.
Warning triangles or yellow jackets could stop motorists being hit at the roadside, and blown bulbs are sometimes a contributing factor in accidents.
Motor accessories firm Rossini has developed a complete European Travel Kit which includes a warning triangle, spare bulb and fuse kit, yellow jacket, first aid kit, fire extinguisher, plus a headlamp deflector kit and a GB sticker.
A tyre fix aerosol that can seal a flat is also included, due to the fact that nearly 10% of all vehicle breakdowns are due to a puncture.
The kit costs £69 from www.carpartsdirect.co.uk