Driving Advice Belgium

Going to Belgium this summer? Here are som good advices for driving in Belgium, that will keep you prepared and safe on your journey. General driving advice and special equipment for driving legaly in Belgium. Use this as a checklist before you go to avoid any problems.

General driving advice Belgium:
– A valid full driving licence. The original vehicle registration document and Your passport
– Make sure you have European breakdown cover.
– 112 is the emergency number across Europe.
– Don’t use a hand held mobile while driving.
– If you wear glasses, take a spare pair.
– It is recommended that you have a reflective jacket in the car – they are compulsory in many European countries.
– Speed camera / radar detection systems are illegal in most European countries. Come countries have also banned the use of sat navs which detect fixed speed cameras so ensure this is deactivated.
– Plan your journey
– There is only one safe rule when it comes to drinking and driving; if you drink, don’t drive.

Check your Car before taking of to Belgium:
Service your car before you go to avoid expensive and frustrating breakdowns while away. Check the tread for wear – the legal limit in the summer for car tyres across Europe is 1.6mm but we recommend a minimum of 3mm as tyres wear quickly after 3mm. Check the tyre pressure – remember to check them when cold. Check tyres for any damage and replace them if you need to. Think about taking a puncture repair kit to get you on the road again without having to change a tyre, until you are able to get to a garage for a replacement.

Driving Advice Belgium
– Warning triangle
– Speed limits: Built-up areas up to 31 mph (50 km/h)Outside built-up areas 55 mph (90 km/h)Motorways and dual carriageways separated by a central reservation 74 mph (120 km/h)The minimum speed on motorways 43 mph (70km/h)A limit of 30 km/h may be indicated at the entrance to a built up area
– Children less than 1.35m in height need a suitable restraint system adapted to their size.
– Radar detectors are prohibited (but sat navs that detect fixed cameras are allowed).
– You are not allowed to use cruise control on congested motorways.
– A white disc bordered in red with the word ‘Peage’ in black means that drivers must stop.

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