Car kits

The first-aid kit for your car - you have to know that about it!

How long is a first aid kit?

The content of a first aid kit is limited. When purchased, the shelf life should be at least 4 years. The expiration date is usually printed on the first aid kit. Incidentally, the shelf life is not affected by the outer protective film. So you can just remove them.

What must be in the first aid kit?

According to DIN 13164, various plasters, bandages, wipes, etc. belong in the first aid kit. A detailed overview can be found on this page. If you remove something from the first aid kit, you will have to refill it later.

What does it cost if the first aid kit is missing in the car?

A missing first aid kit costs 5 Euro. Lack of prescribed content also costs 5 Euro.


Penalty table to the first aid kit

First aid kit in the car is missing€ 5
Vehicle first aid kit has expired€ 5
Content from the first aid kit not as prescribed€ 5
First aid kit in omnibus missing or are not in accordance with regulations€ 15


These 10 things you need to keep in mind with the first aid kit in your car. Legal bases and the most favorable sources of supply for a motor vehicle first aid kit.

Regardless of whether it is in your own car, bus, truck or rental car: A first-aid kit is part of the basic and mandatory equipment for every driver. It contains the most important materials and is ready for emergencies. The performance of First aid Without a sensible vehicle first aid kit, it is almost impossible, especially after serious accidents. But what happens if the first aid kit is missing in the car? What belongs in the first aid kit? And is the first-aid kit also compulsory on a motorcycle?


This is what the legislator says about the first-aid kit in the car.

According to § 35h Road Traffic Licensing Regulations (StVZO) it is obligatory to carry in the car always a first aid kit, which the DIN 13164 corresponds. The first aid material is not only required in passenger cars, but also in all other motor vehicles with a maximum design speed of more than 6 km / h. In buses and coaches with more than 22 passenger seats, even two boxes to be available.

The first-aid kit is not obligatory for the motorcycle because the storage space here is comparatively low. Manufacturers still offer compact, pre-packed first aid kits that can make up for this deficit. For the sake of your own safety, you should therefore also use scooters, motorcycles, etc. the first aid kit is not missing.

The first aid kit, a duty in the car!

This must be included in the first aid kit:

The content of the vehicle first-aid kit is not listed in the StVZO itself, but results from the naming of the applicable ones there DIN standard 13164, Permitted are all corresponding first aid kits both after the 1998 output and from 2014. A new first aid kit for the car always corresponds to the newer edition, older products can still be used until the durability is reached.

The following table You can see what content the first aid kit in your car must have in order to comply with the requirements:

1First-aid kit DIN 13151-Ksmall
2First-aid kit DIN 13151-Mmedium
1First-aid kit DIN 13151-Gbig time
1Bandage for burn wounds DIN 13152-BR40 x 60 cm
1Taping cloth DIN 13152-A60 x 80 cm
4Wound Quick Association DIN 13019-E10 x 6 cm
2Fixing bandage DIN 61634-FB-66 x 400 cm
3Fixing bandage DIN 61634-FB-88 x 400 cm
6compresses10 x 10 cm
1emergency blanket210 x 160 cm
1Heftplaster DIN 13019-A5 mx 2,5 cm
114-part plaster set-
1First aid scissors DIN 58279-A 145-
4Disposable gloves DIn EN 455-
2Wet towel for skin cleansing-
1First aid booklet

Important! According to § 35h StVZO the dressing material must kept in a suitable container become. This must protect the contents from dust, moisture and lubricants as well as fuels. Otherwise, foreign substances can quickly lead to wear of the first-aid materials and make them unusable.

What the legislator says about the first-aid kit in the car:

Car first aid kit: The durability is essential!

A Expired first aid kit should be disposed of (you can also donate these as training material for first aid courses). The products contained may be contaminated or worn despite the packaging still in place. The lack of or limited sterility can, in the worst case, even increase with contact with open wounds life-threatening inflammations to lead. In addition, the material may have become porous, so that just dressings could tear in use or leave components in wounds.

If the police also find out during a traffic control that the shelf life of your first-aid kit in the vehicle has expired, there is a risk of a warning or a fine of 5 euros.