Driving Advice Netherlands

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

General driving advice Netherlands:
– 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 Netherlands:
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 Netherlands
– It is compulsory to have third party motor insurance.
– Seat belts are compulsory for front/rear seat occupants (if fitted)
– Children less than 1.35m in height need a suitable restraint system adapted to their size. If the vehicle is not fitted with rear seat belts then children under three can’t travel in it.
– Speed limits: In built-up areas 31 mph (50 km/h)Outside built-up areas 49 mph (80 km/h) or 62 mph (100 km/h)Motorways 74 mph (120 km/h). No minimum speed on motorways
– Radar detectors illegal – you will be fined and have the device confiscated if caught.
– Buses have right of way when leaving bus stops in built-up areas.
– Trams have right of way except when crossing a priority road.

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