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Bikers Chat => On Two Wheels => Topic started by: Griff on August 13, 2019, 08:50:28 PM

Title: Travel in Germany, Italy, Austria and Slovenia
Post by: Griff on August 13, 2019, 08:50:28 PM
I will shortly travel thru the Dolomites on the bike and the above countries will be taken in in the course of the trip. Of course I am looking closely at local road rules etc. Just a couple of questions for those in the know because it is not clear from my investigations to date.

Are a spare set of bulbs required for any or all of the above countries ?

Warning triangle ?

I believe one fluorescent waistcoat is required to be carried in case of accident.

Anything else I should know?
Title: Re: Travel in Germany, Italy, Austria and Slovenia
Post by: Lopez on August 14, 2019, 07:10:31 AM
Nothing of that is required for motorbikes. Only France have restrictions about some reflectanct stikers in your helmet.
Go and enjoy!


Title: Re: Travel in Germany, Italy, Austria and Slovenia
Post by: NiK on August 14, 2019, 08:24:56 AM
Stickers and now HiViz jacket in case of an accident.
Anyway, this doesn't take much space and after having been stranded on the side of a highway at night, it does make sense to me to have one at hand.

As for spare lamps (Fret? Do you read me? ;-), this could prove quite a bit of an expensive kit on my Mk3 ;-)
Title: Re: Travel in Germany, Italy, Austria and Slovenia
Post by: Griff on August 14, 2019, 09:45:59 AM
Thanks for the response folks.  Yes Nik a spare set of LED's would be expensive.
Title: Re: Travel in Germany, Italy, Austria and Slovenia
Post by: Jarse on August 14, 2019, 03:24:42 PM
Hi viz for you and your pillion if you have one. In the event of a breakdown or accident you need them.

Prepare to face a fine and bollocking if you don’t.
Title: Re: Travel in Germany, Italy, Austria and Slovenia
Post by: XCaTel on August 15, 2019, 11:12:43 AM
ABR Magazine did an item about this for France and Spain in the July/August 2019 issue. (From a UK perspective)

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Title: Re: Travel in Germany, Italy, Austria and Slovenia
Post by: Griff on August 15, 2019, 06:04:17 PM
Thanks again for all input. However my main focus is on the countries listed in the heading. If there is any info on any of those I would love to hear it.
Title: Re: Travel in Germany, Italy, Austria and Slovenia
Post by: eps on August 15, 2019, 09:29:19 PM
Maybe just been lucky but have done countless trips to all of the above aprt from Slovenia - yes first few times took everything but last few years I take virtually nothing. A Hi Viz , a few bulbs (which do n't fit which is the copper going to know) and thats it. I ride carefully especially in towns/villages - never been stopped in 10's of tousands of miles.
Have a great trip :002:
Title: Re: Travel in Germany, Italy, Austria and Slovenia
Post by: XCaTel on August 16, 2019, 09:52:08 AM
*Originally Posted by Griff [+]
Thanks again for all input. However my main focus is on the countries listed in the heading. If there is any info on any of those I would love to hear it.
I think the ABR inference was that France and Spain are the strictest countries in Europe and if you meet their requirements you will be OK elsewhere.  Handy tips here  https://www.theaa.com/european-breakdown-cover/driving-in-europe/country-by-country
Title: Re: Travel in Germany, Italy, Austria and Slovenia
Post by: Lopez on August 16, 2019, 10:03:38 AM
That must be outdated.

Hi-vis vest is only for car & truck drivers. Not required for motorbikes.

Replacemente bulbs are no longer required, since there are many led lights...

So, for travelling to Spain, you need driving license, passport, bike's doc and a legal insurance. Be aware of radars, as we are plenty of them, traffic police helicopters and from last month... Drons  :012:. Now they are testing some 'camouflage' vans, with absolutly no police 'decoration'.

Ah... From last year, speed when riding out of highways or 'autovias' has beed reduced to 90 km/h, so forget about the old 100km/h limit.

And, of course, it's mandatory to ride to Madrid and have a couple of beers with me! :821: