Traffic laws in Belgium

Drivers coming from the right generally have priority; however, buses and trams always have priority.

Holding a cell phone while driving isn’t permitted, but hands-free calling is.

At traffic lights, be aware of approaching cars when turning left at a green light. Also, a flashing orange light signals that the driver should pay careful attention. Driving through an orange light that burns continuously is forbidden.

The driver and all passengers must wear seatbelts. Also, be aware of no cruise control zones, which are marked with round signs and a red line through the phrase ‘cruise control’.

Drivers in Belgium also are required to have a fire extinguisher and first-aid kit in the vehicle. This is not required for vehicles registered outside of the country.

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