Driving Rules & Regulations in Belgium

belgiumBelgium is a compact country with an excellent, toll-free road network, making it the ideal destination for an enjoyable driving break. With the flexibility to experience local sights at your own pace, car hire in Belgium makes perfect sense. Here are the main points to remember when driving in Belgium:

  • Drive on the right.

  • Both you and your passengers must all wear seatbelts. Children must use appropriate restraints.

  • The legal blood/alcohol limit is 0.05%. Fines can be reach €10,000 with further penalties including prison terms and licence suspension.

  • Speed limits range from 50km/h in built-up areas, 90 km/h on the open road, and 120km/h on motorways and dual carriageways.

  • Speeding and other traffic violations are subject to on-the-spot fines. Get an official receipt.

  • Always carry your driving licence, vehicle registration document, and insurance certificate.

  • You must have a fire extinguisher, first-aid kit, reflective vest, warning triangle, and headlamp converters in the car.

  • Further information (in French/Dutch) is available from the Belgian Ministry of Mobility & Transport.

Now that you have the basics of Belgian road travel, check out car hire in Belgium from Nova Car Hire.