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Here's what you'll need to know when driving in Belgium. Don't forget to carry a form of photo ID, such as a passport if your licence doesn't include a photograph. The drink-drive limit is lower than in the UK at 50mg, rather than our 80mg per 100ml of blood.
Road deaths per 100,000 of population. UK average 3.1 (2010):
•7.6 per 100,000 of population
Minimum age for drivers
•21 to rent a car
Maximum speed limit
•120kph/75mph (the minimum speed on motorways is 43mph)
Alcohol limit per 100ml of blood
Equipment required in car
•Headlamp converters. These are stickers on your headlights, which prevent oncoming motorists being dazzled by UK-configured headlamps
•Reflective jacket. Must be worn if drivers stop outside built-up areas
•A fire extinguisher is recommended
•A first aid kit is recommended
Documentation to be carried
•Full British licence (if it's not a photo version, you'll need another form of photographic ID, such as a passport)
•Original registration document, or hire-car paperwork
•Motor insurance policy
•A GB sticker unless 'Euro-plates' are fitted
•Seatbelts must be worn by all vehicle occupants
On the spot fines issued
•Forbidden, however sat-nav systems with speed camera locations are permitted
This information is intended as a guide to driving in the aforementioned country, but is not intended as legal advice. It is the driver's responsibility to ensure they follow national driving laws.