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Staying Safe and Avoiding Fines: Required Equipment for Driving in Poland 

When driving in Poland, there are some required equipment items that you must always carry with you to ensure you are being legal on the road and avoid unnecessary fines. This is to ensure that you are prepared in case of an emergency or breakdown.

Here is a rundown of the equipment you will need:

  • Reflective vest – Wearing a hi-vis jacket compliant with EN20471 standards is advisable if you experience a breakdown or are in an accident on a main road or highway in Poland. While it’s not legally required for everyone, it’s highly recommended for personal safety. Failure to have one could result in an on-the-spot fine, even though it’s only mandatory for Portuguese residents.
  • Warning triangle – A warning triangle is compulsory in Poland. In case of a breakdown or accident, you must place it at a sufficient distance from your vehicle to warn other drivers of the hazard.
  • UK sticker – It is mandatory that if your vehicle doesn’t bear EU number plates, you’ll need a UK sticker to indicate it’s registered in the UK. Alternatively, if your car has UK number plates, a UK sticker isn’t necessary.
  • Headlamp convertors – If you are driving a UK-registered vehicle in Poland, you will need to adjust your headlights for driving on the right-hand side of the road. This can be done using headlamp beam deflectors, which should be affixed to your headlights before driving in Poland. Alternatively, you can adjust the beam manually.
  • First aid kit – A first aid kit is not mandatory in Poland, but it is recommended. It is always sensible to carry a basic first aid kit in case of an emergency.

Additionally, you should always check the requirements before you travel, as they can change. By carrying the required equipment, you will be prepared in case of an emergency or breakdown, and you will avoid any potential fines or repercussions.

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