If the Police who wear a reflective vest request your medical kit or fire extinguisher in your traffic and you do not have them, you should know that the fine is quite high: 4-5 fine points that are 580 - 725 lei or half in two working days. If the car is firm, the fine is between 20 and 100 points, between 2,900 and 14,500 lei.
When it became mandatory for each car to be equipped with a first-aid kit, the officials thought that all drivers could help someone who had suffered an accident. This is rarely done in practice for at least three reasons: many have no idea to do so; others have no courage, and do not want to do so in order not to further affect the health of the injured person. A call to 112 is often the best help if a driver is witnessing a road accident.
And doctors are pretty much the same, especially because, they say, the kit does not contain much what it should be.
"It contains more things that can help the one who intervenes to give first aid, take care of wounds, than for something else. There is, for example, a collar. The victim's throat cannot be immobilized if necessary. Now, anyway, do not interfere with that if you do not know what you are doing. In addition, the accidents that occur nowadays, either people do not have a big deal, or have to do with specialized personnel. Helping yourself with your own kit is harder. Maybe someone who gets an accident who knows how much to take first aid can use the kit, "said Drama, UPU doctor and ambulance in Sibiu.
Asked about the or pharyngeal tubes that are included in the kit, the urgent person says that if the injured person is unconscious, and someone unspecialized inserts that pipe, he can move the cervical column, for example, and harm them if the injured person has a column fracture. Likewise, it can create a reflective jacket, which is also not desirable in the case of an unconscious wound.
"You need to know what you do when you use them. It's more complicated for someone who does not know. It is best for the person who gets or involved in a road accident to call 112. If he knows what he does and has as much instruction as he can. Driving schools do training, but I doubt they all remember and they all have the courage to intervene, "the doctor said.
It's not a fortune to buy a first-aid kit. It does not even reach the half of the fine that drivers have to pay within 48 hours.
According to art8 of GEO 195/2002 to be driven on public roads, every motor vehicle, agricultural or forestry tractor and tram must be equipped with a first aid kit, two reflective triangles and a fire extinguisher, all approved.
In case of non-observance of these provisions, the driver is sanctioned with a fine of 4 or 5 points, according to art. 100 paragraph 1, point 13 of GEO 195/2002. In the legal persons the fine is between 21 and 100 points, the representatives of the Sibiu Police say.
We find kits on the internet or in the gas stations. Costs differ. A first aid kit costs between 30 and 54 lei, an extinguisher between 25 lei and 40 lei, the most expensive are the reflective triangles ranging from 20 to 55 lei. From the last we should have two pieces. To be whole, the kit must also contain a reflective vest, which can be purchased at prices of up to 20 lei.
Be careful, however, not to expect the products! All have shelf life on the box. The fire extinguisher with reflective element, however, even if it is valid, must be changed if you intervened to fire a fire.
Romania, Croatia and Austria are the only countries in the EU where the medical kit is mandatory in the car. In other countries, this is only recommended.