Country: Netherlands
Passenger cars below 3.5t - urban roads: 50 km/h
Passenger cars below 3.5t - non-urban roads: 80 km/h
Passenger cars below 3.5t - expressways: 130/120/100 km/h
Passenger cars below 3.5t - motorways: 130/120/100 km/h
Vehicle registration plates: NL
Maximum blood alcohol content - Standard drivers: 0,5 ‰
Maximum blood alcohol content - Novice drivers: 0,2 ‰
Less than 5 years' driving experience
Maximum blood alcohol content - Professional drivers: 0,5 ‰
Daytime running lights: -

Seat belts

The use of seat belts and child seats is MANDATORY.

Exemptions for:

  • transport services where standing passengers are allowed
  • people using a wheel chair

Traffic lights

Amber light precedes the red light, but not in front of bridges, level crossings (road/rail intersections) and traffic lights for pedestrians.

Safety helmet not mandatory


Safety helmet mandatory

Motorcycles with/without a sidecar
Light and heavy tricycles
Light and heavy quadricycles

Safety equipment for cars

Warning triangle

Bike safety equipment


Winter tyres


last modification: 2015-08-21

Last update: 12/8/2015
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