It is advisable to take a scraper to remove ice, a flashlight, and a bottle of water or a first aid kit. In addition to being very useful in case of accident or any other unforeseen, carry certain accessories in our car is mandatory. So much so, that if we do not carry the approved triangles or the reflective vest can lead to a fine of 200 Euros.
The triangles will serve to signal to the other vehicles that ours is broken and, therefore, must be careful and slow down. They are placed at a distance of 50 meters, both in front of and behind the car. In the case of roadways with more than two lanes per direction or one way, only it will be necessary to put it in the back.
The reflective safety vest, meanwhile, is mandatory to get out of the vehicle in case of emergency stop. In addition, it is advisable to take more than one, in case the stop occurs when we travel with more people. Another reason why we can take home a fine of 200 Euros is not to carry in the vehicle any system that allows us to continue the march in the event of a puncture, such as a spare wheel or an anti-puncture kit.
There are other accessories that, although it is not mandatory to take them in the car, they can be very useful in case of emergency. This is the case of spare lamp kits, a scraper to remove ice on Monday in winter, gloves to withstand the cold in the case of having to change a wheel or put the chains, a blanket in case we get stuck in the snow, a rag, a bottle of water, an anti-fog spray and caloric foods. In winter, we should not forget to carry strings by hand.
In addition, if we travel, whatever the season in which we do it, it is advisable to bring a small safety kit, a fire extinguisher, boot clips, American tape and some tools to change a wheel in case of a puncture. Finally, never forget to bring a mobile phone charger, all the documentation, and a handy assistance number.