Driving a car in Belgium

To drive a car, there are important rules that you must respect.

Which documents do you need?

To drive a car in Belgium, you need the following documents:

  • International or Belgian driving licence
  • The car's 'grey card' (proof of registration)
  • Insurance documents

If the police pull you over, you need to present these documents.

Driving a car

Important traffic rules

The following rules are very important when driving a car in Belgium:

  • cars drive on the right side of the road
  • You must keep an eye on your maximum speed (50 km/h or 30 km/h in the city, 120 km/h on the motorway, 30 km/h near schools).
  • All occupants must wear a seat belt (front and rear)
  • You must not use a mobile phone or make calls while driving
  • You must not drink any alcohol
  • You cannot park wherever you like (for free). Watch out for signs!
  • You must give priority to cars coming from the right at intersections without traffic lights.