Uncharacteristically for Germany, there's no hard-and-fast rule for the
colour of the first-aid kit, although the contents of the kit are
subject to a DIN. I had a navy blue one with a white cross when I was
living there, and thought it odd - hard colour to seek out under poor
lighting. I mean, if you were going to standardise something like that,
you'd go to the trouble of mandating high-visibility yellow or orange,
Under paragraph 35 section h of the traffic act, you are obliged to
travel with one, although for the life of me, I cannot imagine what use
it would be in a *real* emergency - a few compression bandages, rubber
gloves, a survival blanket. I guess it goes back to the days of needing
to tend for someone who'd been knocked about, while someone else sought
out a (working) payphone.
If they'd thought to include a fold-up shovel, I guess it would come in
handy for hitchhikers.
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