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Traffic rules

The traffic rules describe how a road user must act on the public road, which includes obligations but also advice on how to drive sensibly and safely. All road users must know and apply the traffic rules.


1. Public road

The public road contains the lane, bicycle path, footpath and roadside and goes all the way to the canal or a property. On public roads we are allowed to drive with all vehicles (if no restrictions are imposed by traffic signs).


The public road contains the roadway, bicycle path, footpath and roadside and goes to the canal or a property.

3. Speed

The speed depends on the type of road and the conditions in which you are driving. Do not drive faster than the speed limit and make sure you can drive safely and comfortably

Traffic sign Name Speed
Speed limit 50 km/h
Zone 30 km/h
Motorway 120 km/h
Expressway 90 km/h (middle line)
120 km/h (central reservation)
Built-up area 50 km/h
Residential area 20 km/h
Lane cyclists 30 km/h
General speed 70 km/h (Flanders)
90 km/h (Wallonia)

4. Priority rules

The priority rules indicate who first allowed to drive through. They apply at intersections and narrowed roads.

5. Driving

Driving is a very complex skill, because you often have to perform with different actions at the same time. Here you will find the basis for safe driving.

6. Lights

The lights on a vehicle have different functions and are an important part of road safety. The lights of your vehicle improve visibility at night. They also ensure that other road users can better see the presence, position, size and direction of your vehicle.

7. Safety

To improve the safety of the passengers and the driver, there are a number of safety systems in your vehicle. Below you will find the most important ones.

8. Vehicle

A vehicle is any means of transport on land, as well as all mobile agricultural or commercial equipment.

9. Dangers

There are many dangers on public roads, drivers have to recognize these dangers and respond in the right way. Here you will find an overview of the most common hazards.

10. Accident

An accident is often happening quickly. What should you do if you are involved in an accident?