Guide

Emergency kits

Last updated: 7 December 2016

Travel emergency kit

For peace of mind always carry an emergency kit in your vehicle. Your emergency kit should include:

  • a first aid kit
  • battery jump leads
  • a torch and spare batteries (or a wind up torch)
  • a map for unplanned diversions
  • a blanket
  • a reflective warning sign

In winter you should also take:

  • an ice scraper and de-icer
  • a shovel for snow
  • warm clothes, boots and a blanket
  • some food and a warm drink in a flask

In winter you should pay extra attention to planning your journey.

Make sure your vehicle's ready for a journey in poor weather. And consider fitting winter tyres or snow socks to your vehicle.

Emergency contacts

At any time of year, think about carrying one or more emergency contact numbers:

  • on your mobile phone
  • in your wallet or purse

This means emergency responders such paramedics can contact people who know you. This will help them find out important medical information.

Emergency kits
Travel emergency kit