Misfortune Comes Over Night

You go on holiday and before you know it, much goes wrong: is your daughter to the ground during a short stay and the knee pulls himself up; You cut in your finger while you spread butter on the bread and your small son on a nettle Bush has injured. You have the nose probably full, if you know that the patches are down somewhere in a bag in the trunk and realized, that a first-aid kit in the back seat had been the solution at this moment.


A first-aid kit in the car is not mandatory in the Netherlands, so you forget it quickly. Because it is already required in Germany, the first-aid kit is probably not on your checklist is missing. Then, even if you eigentlochu want to take the risk, consider´ better to be safe than sorry and take always a first-aid kit for travelling with! Make sure that the first-aid kit is a practical location in the car.

In the above situation, you want to have patches and association within easy reach so that you can act quickly. Place the box under the passenger seat, in the back seat or on the hat stand (if it fits). More have no place within easy reach, then set the box on the rest of the luggage in the trunk. You can quickly fix a small scratch with a cool Tierprintpflaster, but if something happening, then you have not the opportunity on the way to have good pavement or matching Association at hand within few minutes. In this case, a first-aid kit in the car is literally your first aid.

In inter alia the following countries it is also necessary to have a first aid kit with: Belgium, Hungary, Greece, Croatia, Austria, Slovenia, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Turkey. Formally, this obligation applies only to the inhabitants of the country itself, but from abroad you are better to play it safe and to avoid the contact with the local police in this connection.


In each country, it’s different, what belongs in the first aid kit, but to make sure that you have at least enough here. You can put together as detailed the first-aid kit as you like: drugs to various simple plasters. If your Verbandskastenflüssige Medikante, check then a year or habljährlich durability. Mainly drinks, after they have been opened, are not more long-lasting. A standard first aid kit for cars has according to the guidelines following content:

  • Wundpflaster
  • Heftpflaster
  • Schnellverband
  • Verbandswatten
  • Dreiecktuch
  • Desinfektionsmittel
  • Pinzette
  • primary-help-scissors
  • Vinylhandschuhe
  • Rettungsdecke
  • Zeckenzange
  • primary help instruction

I hope you do not need anything from the first aid kit, but if you have all this, you can connect a lot of wounds in any case. It will lead undoubtedly to less stress and fewer tears while driving, because paving and association can work wonders.