Driving in Belgium
Road rules of Belgium
We have put together some key Belgian road rules to help awareness of different drivinglaws in foreign countries.
These rules are to be used as a guide, please be aware that rules are subject to change and are correct as of November 2012. Please ask your Avis representative if any queries arise.
Please ask your Avis representative about toll charges and road charges before leaving the Avis car hire location and whether snow tyres or chains are needed.
Take a look at our Belgium location page for ideas, travelling tips and booking information. We also have Great Drives guides for Belgium to help you make the most of your car hire experience.
Which Side of the Road?
In Belgium, please drive on the RIGHT side of the road.
Unique Country Driving Laws
- Lots of crossings are equipped with Cameras, if caught jumping a red light you can be fined heavily.
For a standard Avis rental vehicle with no trailers:
- Urban areas: 31 mph (50 km/h)
- Rural areas: 43 mph (70 km/h)
- Motorways and dual carriageways separated by a central reservation 74 mph (120 km/h)
- A limit of 18 mph (30 km/h) may be indicated at the entrance to a built up area or in school areas
- Vehicles with spiked tyres must not exceed 37 mph (60 km/h) on normal roads and 55 mph (90 km/h) on Motorways / dual carriageways
Please be aware of changing speeds indicated by road signs.
Child Safety / Seatbelt Laws
It is compulsory for all inside the vehicle to wear a seatbelt
- National law requires the appropriate child and adolescent passenger restraints.
- Children to remain seated in rear facing car seats until age 4 years.
- Children under 135cm must be fitted in the correct childseat.
Please ask your Avis representative to help fit your child with the correct child seat.
Compulsory Equipment in your Avis rental car
- Reflective Jacket
- Warning Triangle
- First-Aid Kit
- Fire Extinguisher
Please ask your Avis representative, whether snow tyres are compulsory at the time of your arrival.
- Fire Department