Traffic Regulations in Belgium

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Speed limits in Belgium

Mandatory vehicle equipment in Belgium

High visibility jacket High Visibility Jacket Mandatory use of high visibility jacket when leaving the vehicle during accident or breakdown by all passengers and driver
First aid kit First Aid Kit Required
Warning triangle Warning triangle Required
Fire extinguisher Fire extinguisher Required
Min tire tread depth Minimum tire tread depth Summer tires (1,6mm), Winter tires (4mm)
Winter tires Winter tires No regulations
Snow chains Snow chains Tire chain usage is permitted for hazardous weather only, but may not damage the road surface.
Vehicle with trailer Vehicle with trailer Extra side mirrors when width of trailer is higher than vehicle. Extra warning triangle
Spare light bulbs Spare light bulbs No regulations
Spare wheel Spare wheel No regulations
Towing rope Towing rope No regulations

Other regulations for drivers in Belgium

Alcohol level Maximum permissible
blood alcohol level
Use of day lights Use of day driving lights Mandatory 24h
Use of safety belts Use of safety belts Required
Wild camping Wild camping outside campsites Allowed for one night on motorway parkings

Road tools and charges in Belgium

  •  Only for trucks transporting goods

Emergency telephone numbers in Belgium

European emergency number

Roadside assistance
+32 22 88 33 22 (TCB)

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In case of doubt, please note that priority is given to all traffic regulations applicable in a given country. CampRest is not responsible for the consequences of use of the information contained above.


2019.07.23 10:06
Camprest is giving you yesterday's information! Vlaanderen, the north part of Belgium, has lots of houses along national roads, so 90km/h would be unsafe. Roads outside built-up areas in Belgium can look the same as inside built-up areas, because of the many houses along the road. These sections covered 75% of Vlaanderen and they used to be signposted 70km/h. About a year ago, 70km/h became the general speed limit outside built-up areas in Vlaanderen and all the 70km/h signs got scrapped. As a result, many people who are in doubt now drive 50km/h in any area that looks built-up, because they missed the town signs. This reduces your already low driving speed even more! Around Turnhout, I saw speed cameras that check your average speed on a 5km stretch of road, so speeding between speed cameras can cost you lots of money. I also had missed the new speed limit and was lucky enough to be stuck behind a slow car, before I started wondering why the 70km/h speed limit signs had disappeared. Wallonia, the southern part of Belgium, had to put up it's own speed limit signs. The third region of Belgium, Brussels Capital district, was late with their speed limit signs and became victim of April fools jokes about the different traffic laws in different parts of the Belgian federal state, which has been in the process of slowly falling apart for many years now. If you are driving a vehicle over 3½ tonnes, I would ask Touring Mobilis what your speed limits are, because I suspect that 120km/h might not be correct. If not, it would be 90, but I honestly don't remember if the 90 km/h start at 3½ or at 7½ tonnes Gross Vehicle Weight. I would not even be surprised if Vlaanderen has made it's own rules about this as well! You may like a website called 'Belgian Solutions': Welcome to Absurdistan... ;-)