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Safety equipement for motorcycles in european countries

Safety equipement for motorcycles in european countries

 

Country

Headlights use in daytime

First aid kit

Warning triangles

Reflective jacket

Other

ALBANIA

Compulsory.

Compulsory.

Compulsory.

 

 

AUSTRIA​

Compulsory.

Compulsory: must be in a strong, dirt-proof box.

Not compulsory.

Recommended.

 

BELARUS​

Compulsory.

Compulsory.

Compulsory.

 

 

BELGIUM

Compulsory.

Compulsory for a vehicle registered in Belgium. 

Not compulsory.

Not compulsory.

Protective clothing: gloves, ankle boots, long sleeves, long trousers or 1 piece suit.

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA​

Compulsory.

Not compulsory.

Not compulsory.

Not compulsory.

 

BULGARIA​

Not compulsory.

Compulsory.

Not compulsory.

Compulsory.

 

CROATIA​

Compulsory.

Not compulsory.

Not compulsory.

Not compulsory.

Set of spare bulbs, unless fitted with xenon, neon, LED lights.

CYPRUS​

Compulsory.

Not compulsory. 

Two warning triangles recommended.

Recommended.

 

CZECH REPUBLIC​

Compulsory.

Compulsory.

Not compulsory.

Not compulsory.

 

DENMARK​

Compulsory.

Not compulsory.

Not compulsory.

Not compulsory.

 

ESTONIA

Compulsory.

Compulsory.

Compulsory.

 

 

FINLAND​

Compulsory.

Not compulsory.

Not compulsory.

Compulsory for persons walking on road in hours of darkness.

 

FRANCE​

Compulsory.

Not compulsory.

Not compulsory.

Compulsory.

Helmets must bear reflective elements as per ECE 22/04 standard. Protective gloves compulsory from 20 November 2016

GERMANY

Compulsory.

Not compulsory.

Not compulsory.

Not compulsory.

 

GRÈCE

Compulsory.

Not compulsory.

Not compulsory.

Not compulsory.

 

HUNGARY​

Compulsory.

Compulsory.

Compulsory for motorcycle+ sidecar, and 3- wheeled vehicles.

Compulsory for all pedestrians walking on roads outside built-up areas at night or in bad visibility.

 

ICELAND​

Compulsory.

Recommended.

Not compulsory.

No regulation at present.

 

IRELAND​

No.

Not compulsory.

Not compulsory.

Not compulsory.

 

ITALY​

Compulsory

Not compulsory.

Not compulsory.

Not compulsory.

 

LATVIA​

Compulsory.

Compulsory for motorcycles with sidecars only.

Compulsory for motorcycles with sidecars only.

Must be worn by any person walking on a road at night or in case of bad visibility.

 

LITHUANIA​

Compulsory.

Compulsory. 

Compulsory.

Compulsory.

Extinguisher.

LUXEMBOURG

Compulsory.

Recommended.

Not compulsory.

Must be worn by any person walking on a motorway, on a road outside a built-up area at night or in case of bad visibility.

 

MACEDONIA (FYROM)

Compulsory.

Not compulsory.

Not compulsory.

Compulsory. Must be worn by any person walking on a road outside a built-up area at night or in case of bad visibility.

Spare bulbs recommended.

MALTA​

Not compulsory.

Not compulsory.

Compulsory.

 

 

MOLDOVA​

Compulsory, from 1st Nov. to 31st March.

Compulsory.

Compulsory.

Must be worn by any person walking on a road outside a built-up area at night or in case of bad visibility.

Spare bulbs recommended.

MONTENEGRO

Compulsory.

Not compulsory.

Not compulsory.

Must be worn by any person walking on a road.

 

NETHERLANDS

Not compulsory.

Not compulsory.

Not compulsory.

Not compulsory.

 

NORWAY​

Compulsory.

Recommended.

Not compulsory.

Not compulsory.

 

POLAND​

Compulsory.

Not compulsory.

Not compulsory.

No regulation at present.

 

PORTUGAL​

Compulsory.

Not compulsory.

Not compulsory.

Not compulsory for foreigners.

 

ROMANIA​

Compulsory.

Compulsory.

Not compulsory.

Must be worn by any person walking on a road.

 

RUSSIA​

Compulsory.

Compulsory.

Compulsory.

 

Spare bulbs.

SERBIA

Compulsory.

Compulsory (type A for motorcycles).

Not compulsory.

Must be worn by any person walking on a road.

 

SLOVAKIA​

Compulsory.

Compulsory.

Not compulsory.

Compulsory for all riders, on all roads outside built-up areas, day and night.

 

SLOVENIA​

Compulsory.

Compulsory for vehicles registered in Slovenia. Recommended for foreigners.

Not compulsory.

Not compulsory.

Spare bulbs – recommended for foreigners.

SPAIN

Compulsory.

Not compulsory.

Not compulsory.

Must be worn by any person walking on a road.

 

SWEDEN​

Compulsory.

Recommended.

Compulsory for motorcycle + sidecar and 3- wheeled vehicles registered in Sweden, and also for such vehicles registered abroad if required in the country of registration.

Not compulsory.

 

SWITZERLAND

Compulsory.

Not compulsory.

Not compulsory.

 

 

TURKEY

No.

Not compulsory.

Two red warning triangles are compulsory for all types of vehicles.

 

 

UKRAINE

Compulsory between 01.10. and 30.04.

Compulsory.

Compulsory.

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM

Recommended.

Recommended.

Recommended.

Not compulsory

 

 

Last updated in February 2019. 

Disclaimer. This information has been compiled from a variety of sources and, whilst every effort is made to ensure accuracy, the AIT/FIA accepts no responsibility for any loss caused by the use of this information.

Source: FIA