Hopefully you will never have to use this information, but if you ever need it you will be glad you have it. Something most travelers are unaware of is the number 112. It is the European equivalent of 911, and is now operational in all 27 EU member states.
Is This The Only European Emergency Number?
While there are individual emergency numbers for each country, 112 was introduced so that European citizens would only have to remember one number. It’s been almost 20 years since the number was first introduced but unfortunately it is widely unknown, even by European citizens.
You may ask yourself, what can I do about this? The answer is simple: spread the word about the European emergency number! Tell everyone you know who even has interest in Europe, email your European friends, and post on message boards. It’s a basic service that everyone should have access to in the event of an emergency.
While 112 is the only international emergency number used across Europe, when you rent a car with Auto Europe you’ll enjoy toll-free calling from most countries in Europe and around the world. Unlike many brokers, we are committed to your trip’s success from first inquiry until you’ve dropped off your car and if you run into trouble on the road (from fender-benders to tickets to needing roadside assistance) Auto Europe is ready to help and only a phone call away. Call us toll-free today from North America at 1-888-223-5555 to speak with a member of our team about arranging travel to Europe. We look forward to assisting you and will be happy to help you avoid emergencies in Europe with careful planning.