Belgium

Country: Belgium
Passenger cars below 3.5t - urban roads: 50 km/h
20 km/h in residential areas.
30 km/h near schools and in streets with cycle paths
Passenger cars below 3.5t - non-urban roads: 90 km/h
Passenger cars below 3.5t - expressways: 120 km/h
Passenger cars below 3.5t - motorways: 120 km/h
Vehicle registration plates: B
Maximum blood alcohol content - Standard drivers: 0.5 ‰
Maximum blood alcohol content - Novice drivers: 0.5 ‰
Maximum blood alcohol content - Professional drivers: 0.2 ‰
Daytime running lights: -

Seat belts

The use of seat belts and child seats is MANDATORY.

Seats belts are not compulsory for:

  • drivers when reversing
  • taxi drivers when transporting a client
  • drivers and passengers of priority vehicles under certain conditions
  • people exempt for medical reasons
  • postal vehicles making frequent stops

Child seats are not compulsory for:

  • children under 18 and shorter than 135 cm in buses and taxis sitting on the back seat
  • children at least 3 years old and shorter than 135 cm wearing seat belts in the back seat during short-term occasional transport in cars and vans.

Traffic lights

  • Red light: do not cross the stop line or pass the light.
  • Amber light precedes the red light: stop unless you are already too close to stop safely when the light changes.
  • Green light: drive.

Safety helmet not mandatory

Bikes

Safety helmet mandatory

Mopeds(except those with an enclosed compartment for the driver)
Motorbikes with or without a sidecar (except those with a seatbelt and enclosed compartment for the driver)
Tricycles (light & heavy ) (except those with an enclosed compartment for the driver)
Quad bikes (light & heavy ) (except those with an enclosed compartment for the driver)

Safety equipment for cars

Warning triangle
Fire extinguisher
First aid kit
High-visibility vest.

Bike safety equipment

White or yellow front lights & red back lights. Tricycles & quads - white front reflectors and red tail reflectors.
Working brakes.

Winter tyres

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last modification: 2015-08-21 10:06:55

Last update: 12/8/2015
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