Guide to Driving In Belgium - Drive Safe in Belgium

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Belgium and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.

URBAN SPEED LIMIT

20-30 kph

urban
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RURAL SPEED LIMIT

90 kph

rural
More info  

motorway speed limit

120 kph

speed limit
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Drink Drive Limit

 59mg

drink and drive limit
More info  
urban
You drive in Belgium on the Right side  
urban
The currency in Belgium is EUR €
urban
To rent a car is  21 years and to drive is 18 years of age
urban
Current fuel price in Belgium 1.42 €/Ltr

Driving Laws in Belgium

Are there any special requirements for driving or hiring a car in Belgium?

Driving in Belgium
Pocket guide to driving in Belgium
Profile:
Belgium
Brussels
EUR €
Driving in Belgium
SPEED: (kph)
20-30
90
120
Speed limit in Belgium
Holiday:
Rush hour in Belgium
Cameras:
YES
YES
Speed cameras in Belgium
FUEL:
1.31
1.41
EUR/Litre
Fuel prices in Belgium
DRIVE:
RIGHT
Drive RIGHT in Belgium
MIN AGE:
18
21
Min driving age in Belgium
DRINK:
59mg
Blood alcohol content
Drink driving in Belgium
EMERGENCY:
112
Emergency phone number in Belgium
DOCUMENT:
Driving documents in Belgium
PHONES:
Yes
Hands free only
Mobile phone driving in Belgium
SEATBELTS:
Yes
Yes
Seat belt in Belgium
Driving is on the right with overtaking on the left. You give priority to the right and yield if you see a sign with a red X in the middle. Give priority to trams and any disembarking passengers. 

Rules of the road

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Emergency Services Numbers

Police Police: 112

Police Fire: 112

Police Ambulance: 112

Notes:

Fuel Prices in Belgium by Month

Parking Information

Parking regulations

Parking regulations
 
You cannot leave an engine idling whilst stopped for any length of time. Parking must be in the direction of the traffic so facing the direction of travel on the right hand side of the road.
 
Paid parking
 
There are meters and ticket machines on many streets in Belgian cities. Sometimes you'll find meters in a blue zone. There, the meters override the disk and so payment must be made. There are also many municipal and private parking garages. 
 
Blue Disc
 
It’s possible to buy an International Blue Parking Disc from many shops and kiosks. There are special parking areas for holders of these and you can park there for a set number of hours. It’s often a much cheaper way to park.
 
Enforcement
 
Clamping is used in Belgium but for uninsured vehicles, not illegally parked ones. Overstaying your ticket is monitored by police and wardens and you'll get a ticket if caught. 
 
Disabled parking
 
Belgium follows EU guidelines on parking for holders of an EU Disabled Parking Permit but you should check details carefully when parking as some parking areas or car parks make exceptions.

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

Police Police: 112

Police Fire: 112

Police Ambulance: 112

The emergency number is 112. For traffic information contact 0900 10 280.

What to do in an emergency

Legally you must stop and help anyone who is injured as well as do your best to prevent any further dangerous situations from materialising, even if it means moving the car. 

In an emergency, you must display a warning triangle 30m from the vehicle and have your hazard warning lights on. Call the emergency services on 112 and wait with the vehicle until they arrive. It is an offence to leave the scene of an accident where someone has been injured. 

Handy Guides

World Driving Guides

Road Signs

Handy Phrases

Petrol - Essence
Unleaded - Sans plomb
Diesel – Gazole
Town center – Centre Ville
No pedestrians - Interdit aux pietons
Exit – Sortie
One lane road - Voie unique
Turn on your lights - Allumez vos  feux (lanterns)
Driving licence- Permis de Conduite
Services (rest stops) - Aire de repos
End of no parking zone - Fin d'interdiction de stationer
Beware roadworks - Attention travaux
Note: In Flanders some of the road signs might be in Dutch.
Unleaded fuel - loodvrije benzene
Petrol station – tankstation
Highway – Grote weg
Exit – Afrit
Entrance – Oprit

Belgium Fuel Price History

Fuel Prices in Belgium by Month
Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jun, 2019 1.42 1.42
May, 2019 1.49 1.49
Apr, 2019 1.46 1.46
Mar, 2019 1.46 1.38
Feb, 2019 1.45 1.34
Jan, 2019 1.41 1.31

Hiring a Car

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Belgium and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.
Phil Partridge
Posted by Phil Partridge
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Travel writer, car rental guru, Phil has rented cars all over the world and shares his knowledge and experience on the Rhinocarhire.com Blog. Favourite country to visit: France.

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