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Old 01-06-2010, 23:31
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Question Warning triangle for hire car

Does anyone ever carry a warning triangle .....apparently you are supposed to have one and our hire cars have never had one.

Dont want to use my valuable luggage weight on something that I dont need.
Only have 15k
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Old 02-06-2010, 09:12
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Location: Dublin, Ireland
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Default 2 warning triangles and hi-vis vests

As far as I'm aware you have to have 2 warning triangles and hi-vis vests.

I've heard that some car rental companies have them in the cars as part of their policy. But I've also booked a car in PP where I had to ask for them (and pay a deposit).

No harm sending off an e-mail and ask about their policy.

If they don't have it at the airport (or you forget to check - as I usually do in the urge to get to PP) and your rental car company has an office in PP you might be able to get it there.

see also AA website:
Driving requirements by country : AA touring tips. Local rules and advice for European countries - The AA
Compulsory equipment : compulsory equipment for driving in Europe - The AA

from Spain country info:

Compulsory equipment in Spain:
• Spare tyre – or tyre repair kit and the equipment to change the tyre

• 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.

• Reflective jacket - The wearing of reflectorised jacket/waistcoat compulsory if driver and/or passenger(s) exits vehicle which is immobilised on the carriageway of all motorways and main or busy roads. However, it is not mandatory to carry a reflectorised jacket in the vehicle and Spanish police cannot fine a foreign motorist who does not carry one. Be aware as Car Hire Companies are not under legal obligation to supply them to persons hiring vehicles, so often don’t.
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Old 02-06-2010, 16:19
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Thanks for that Mike.......I bought both years ago ...so will try to squash them in.
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Old 02-06-2010, 16:24
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Thats the warning triangle and reflective jacket.......not the spare tyre....I wear that
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Old 02-06-2010, 21:45
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The last 2 hire cars that I've used this year had them in and that even included the Record banger!
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