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Driving Tips in Belgium

Driving Tips

Car Hire Depot information in Belgium

A car hire with DriveAway offers convenience and freedom on your holiday in Belgium. Our reputable suppliers offer competitive rates amongst a wide range of vehicles and destinations.

Car Hire Driving Distances in Belgium

Driving Licence

A full valid driver’s licence is required for a minimum of 1 year. An international drivers licence is required.

Age Restrictions

Generally the minimum age is 21 years, but can vary between the car hire company and location. Maximum age limits apply in some locations, a young/senior driver surcharge may apply. Please check Terms and Conditions when making an enquiry or booking.

Road Rules, Laws and Regulations

General driving rules and regulations in Belgium;


The following equipment are required to be kept in your vehicle and to be used at appropriate times;

Child Safety Seats

Children under the age of 3 must be seated in an appropriate child restraint in the rear seats of the vehicle. Children between the ages of 3-12 or with a height of up to 1.35m are required to be seated in a proper restraint.

Speed Limits

Speed Camera's, traps and unmarked police are used to catch speeding motorists, if found speeding heavy fines apply.

Speed limits are as follows, unless signed;

Drink Driving

The legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit in Belgium is 0.05g/100ml. Anyone found above the legal limit face hefty fines and possible imprisonment.


There is no toll charged on Belgium's motorways, except for the Antwerp Liefkenshoek Tunnel.

Road Signs

Road Signs in Belgium are very similar to other European countries but with slight variance.Warning Signs are generally triangular in shape with a red border, white background and a symbol in the middle. Prohibitory Signs are signs where motorists must follow. These signs vary in shapes from a circle, octagon and a box. These signs can be identified in either blue with a white symbol in the middle and white with a red border. Information Signs are displayed with a blue background and white text providing motorists with information.


Blue-Zone parking system is used a lot in many Belgium cities. Whilist parking in a blue-zone a blue parking card must be displayed which can be purchased at petrol stations, newsagents and police stations. Parking is not allowed within 15 meters of a tram, bus or rail stop or near rail lines; where a yellow line is indicated and busy streets marked with a red triangle.

Visa Information

Visa, Passport and entry requirements for New Zealanders visiting Belgium;

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*Please note driving distances and time should only be used as a guide, and may vary according to the route taken.

Last Updated 8 Oct 2010