Driving Rules & Regulations in Luxembourg

cheap car hire luxembourgAs one of the smallest countries in the world, Luxembourg is the perfect size to discover with car hire. Add to its compact size an excellent network of motorways and secondary roads with easy access to neighbouring countries and you have the perfect location for a car hire holiday.

All six motorways are toll free. They connect Luxembourg City with Trier (Germany), Thionville (France) and Arlon (Belgium) as well as with Esch-sur-Alzette and Ettelbruck in Luxembourg. If you are used to driving in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, or Germany you should find little difficulty following the rules of the road in Luxembourg.

All drivers must be at least 18 and have a full, valid driver’s licence. Keep your documentation with you at all times.

Drive on the right-hand side of the road. Traffic proceeding from the right has priority (priorité a droite) in towns, meaning that drivers must stop for traffic joining from the right, unless a yellow diamond sign or other priority road sign has been posted

Mobile phone use is restricted to hands-free devices.

The blood/alcohol limit is 0.5g of alcohol per litre of blood.

Speed limits in Luxembourg are:

  • Town and city: 50 km/h.
  • Open Roads: 90 km/h.
  • Motorways: 120 km/h.

You must use winter tyres when frost, black ice or ice sheets are present. The appropriate tyres are branded “M&S”, “M. S.”, or “M+S” to indicate “Mud and Snow”. This restriction also applies to cars driving through Luxembourg.

Retain the following documentation in your Luxembourg rental car: Valid driving licence (if it has no photo, you will need photo ID or a passport as well), vehicle registration document, insurance documentation. You should also have a warning triangle and high visibility vests in the car.

Seatbelts must be worn by all adults and children taller than 1.5 metres in the rental car. Children under 3 should be restrained appropriately in a child seat suitable for the weight of the child. Children who are under 1.50 metres in height must be properly secured.