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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.


Public road

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).


Roadway

The roadway is part of the public road intended for the movement of vehicles. The lane is intended for the traffic of cars, trucks, buses, tractors and motorbikes. If there is no footpath or bicycle path, pedestrians and cyclists also use the roadway.


Lane

The roadway with a road marking will be divided into lanes.


Verge

A verge is a strip of soil along a road and is often planted with grass, plants or trees. Road signs are often placed in the roadside. If the road is too narrow to cross another vehicle, you can move on the roadside.


Path for pedestrians

The footpath is the part of the public road intended for pedestrian traffic. Sometimes it is also called a pavement or sidewalk. If a footpath is present, pedestrians must use it.


Path for cyclists

The bike path is part of the public road intended for the traffic of cyclists. If a bike path is available, cyclists must use it. The bike path is not part of the roadway. Cars may not park, stand or drive on the cycle path.


Suggestion strip for cyclists

Sometimes colored strips are painted on a part of the carriageway, such a painted strip is called a bicycle vacuum strip. Cyclists have no specific rights or benefits and cars may drive, stand still and park.


Path

A narrow public road that only allows the traffic of pedestrians and vehicles that do not need more space than pedestrians.


Private property

A non-public site is a place where we can only come if we have permission to do so. For example a parking lot of a company, a private road or a driveway of a garage.


Public property

A public space is a place where we will only come if we have to be there for something. The traffic regulations only apply to public roads, but it is usually also applied to a (non-) public area.


Square

Any open space, where a public road opens or several public roads come together, and where the location allows traffic and other activities to be organized together.


Tunnel

If a tunnel is longer than 500 meters, it is indicated by the traffic sign below. The exact length can be indicated on the board.


Underpass

A road or tunnel that goes under the road.


Bridge

A bridge is a fixed or movable connection for traffic, between two points that are separated by a river, canal, canyon, valley, road, railroad or another obstacle.


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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?"

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.