When traveling by car, keep on hand a reflective vest for emergency situation. However, it is best to wear it, in critical situations before they get out. But the law does not say exactly that: in fact, it is not always required to wear it when you exit from the driver in an emergency. And the paradox there is no obligation to keep the reflective vest in the car: in the case of law enforcement monitoring, there will neither ask if you carry the vest, let alone in his absence.


Quibbles AMONG THE CODE the Highway Code must be interpreted there where talk of reflective jacket. It has summarized the legal requirements for you, so that your movements are perfectly in order. Here's what you need to know : out of town, if you stop on the side of the road, before getting out of the car, only in three cases (and then not always, as erroneously stated on numerous web sites) have the obligation to wear the reflective vest. When? First: at night, if you do not work the rear parking lights or emergency. Second: at any time, if the vehicle is not visible to at least 100 meters from those coming in your direction of travel. Are cases in which the triangle is placed, so to speak? Third: if you get off the car in the breakdown lane or in a lay-by. The fine for violating the obligation is 39 Euros, plus the cut of two points on the driving license. Obviously, the garment must be approved.


TRIANGLE: HISTORY OTHER Instead, the triangle is part of the mandatory equipment. Otherwise, fine of 80 Euros. This is what sets Article 72 paragraphs 1 (point E) and 13 of the Highway Code. THE APPEAL CONFIRMED And if a driver is not wearing the vest in the cases, and another machine makes an accident due to poor visibility of the driver fell from the vehicle, are trouble. The Supreme Court, with judgment 17451 of May 5, 2011, confirmed that reflective clothes must be worn and kept in the cockpit. Otherwise, if it is hit by another vehicle, you may be held partially responsible in part for the accident.