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Driving in Belgium

Information acquired on 11/06/2009

Compulsory documents

Pink EU driving licence.

International driving license (recommended only).

Car registration or rental papers.

Country initials sticker.

International Motor Insurance Card.

Passport (recommended only).

Owner's permission required if using a vehicle belonging to a third party.

Motorists are advised to contact the Motoring Association for information on local regulations.


Maximum alcohol level : 0.05 %. This is to be considered dangerous : don't drink and drive.

Child seat, booster seat or fitted restraint system, compulsory up to 18 years or 1,35m.

Minimum driving age : 18 years.

Safety belt: compulsory front and back.

Motorcyclists: helmet compulsory for driver and passenger.

Dipped headlights compulsory (night and day) for two-wheeled vehicles all year round.

Studded tires under certain restrictions from 1 November to 31 March .


Warning triangle compulsory.

First-aid kit compulsory.

Fire extinguisher compulsory.

Fluorescent safety jacket compulsory.

Speed limits (Light vehicles)

In built-up areas : 50 kph.

On roads : 90 kph.

On dual carriageways : 120 kph.

On motorways : 120 kph.

These speed limits are lower in wet weather.

Auto clubs


Rue d'Arlon 53 bte 3 / Aarlenstraat 53 bus 3



Touring Club Belgium

Rue de la Loi 44 / Wetstraat 44



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