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    Yes, but Seamonkey's point is that nobody here has actually had FIRST HAND experience of being stopped and checked for the kit. It's only what people have heard from others.

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    See Post #62 in this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DR Solar View Post
    Heard about the items needed a few years ago. But have always had these things since my first car so have them here too: first aid kit, reflective items, fire extinguisher, blanket, basic tools, jumper cables, small clean rags and changed flairs to small red blinking lights. Added a small tool that can break the windows and cut the seat belt in the front next to the driver along with a flash light. The rest are stored all over and now don't remember what is where?

    Our insurance, obtained/renewed in Sosua this week, offered medi-vac emergency air lift here in the D.R. I think it was DP $1,500. Sticker on the windshield and on front bumper. Covers all passengers up to correct amount of seating.

    Guess it's time to find everything and change batteries as needed. ;-)
    I didn't do nor needed to do anything to meet the new requirements. To me it was normal and what I had been taught to do and "be ready" when I bought my new; 8 years old, 1958 T-bird. Some items on the list were not even available so didn't have then but with each new car made sure I had what was available. Back THEN... blowing a hose or minor breakdowns was kinda expected and I was pretty handy at fixing things as long as I had some basic items. Coarse ground pepper could plug a small radiator leak and the blanket was used to cover the hot water from spaying all over the engine and me while I waited for it to cool. Sparkplug socket to remove a plug and a knife to take off the carbon and put back in or to inspect and adjust the rotor/points. Blanket to put down so I could sneak under the car with more comfort and stay clean or to use under my knees while changing a tire. How many times have I needed jumper cables for myself or another? First Aid kit used many times for little things but glad to have had it.

    I have used everything that I have noted above, including using the fire extinguisher helping a man put out a small house fire.

    The Blanket? Again? Used for going to the beach or on a picnic. Also covers the back carpet in our SUV to save the carpet. It can be used to drag another person that can not move on their own and with others can better carry them and serves as a little buffer while being transported in the back of a pickup truck. Not that it would help much in a fire but it might do a little and that may be all that you need. It can be used to help gain traction on a spinning tire when stuck. It can be cut/torn and used as bandage/compress material. In worse case... it can be used to cover another that did not make it. Blankets have more uses other then to keep you warm. Sometimes it can hide a couple that don't want others to see. ;-)

    So the whole emergency thing for me is not about the law. It's about being ready and able. Just the way I am.

    I hope that I never have to report on the new emergency air lift and if/how it works. But it's just another possible tool in my toolbox.

    So does that blanket sound a little more fun now? lol
    Last edited by DR Solar; 08-05-2017 at 04:35 PM.

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