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Traffic rules

The traffic regulations describe how a road user must behave on public roads, so that traffic flows safely and smoothly. It is expected that all road users know and apply the traffic regulations. Sometimes traffic regulations will appear a bit unclear. However, all rules in the regulations have been well thought through, so it is also important to know the underlying line of thought.


Dangers

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.


Weather conditions

Reduce your speed in rain, snow and sleet. The road surface is much smoother in bad weather conditions, so the tires have less grip. In case of a wet road surface it is best to reduce your speed by about 15 km / h. With snow you can best halve your speed. Use snow tires or snow chains when there is snow on the road. On ice you have to drive very carefully, because a vehicle is not controllable on ice. It is therefore very dangerous to drive on ice.


Hydroplaning

In case of rain or a wet road surface, most tires have a good grip up to about 55 km / h. If you drive faster, the tires start riding on the water like water skis. We call this 'hydroplaning', in dutch water smoothness or aquaplaning. If there is water on the road surface, the tires can completely lose their grip with the road. Bare or worn tires can lose their grip at much lower speeds. The best way to prevent hydroplaning is to reduce the speed in case of rain or a wet road surface.


Road works

In road works, temporary orange colored lines are often painted on the road surface. The orange stripes then replace the white ones.


Crossing animals

Crossing animals can cause dangerous traffic situations. In green areas it often happens that animals cross the road.


Community

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Comments 59


Nov 06, 2019


Belgian driver's license Excellent but the priority vehicles is in Dutch? Thank you for the excellent workwww.banzhengid.com

Nov 07, 2019


No any reaction with this post last Nov 5? "There is confusion in the Practise Test : Driving License B (exam 1 and exam 2). Its about how many meters you should put your triangle in a motor way first I chose the 100m and it was wrong then I took the exam 2 I chose 30 and it was wrong either. So, which one is true?"

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Nov 05, 2019


I‘m writing from United Republic of Tanzania I have admired your work concerning Road signs to protect rooad users but you have segregated Persons with Disabilities. We have them let us communicate. My name is *******

Nov 08, 2019


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Nov 13, 2019


Two mistakes are made in the translation. 1- motorway and expressway in ENGLISH mean the same thing, which is autobahn in german. 2- The use of the word mandatory is incorrect.