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Here's what you'll need to know when driving in Holland. Speed limits vary across the country, so make sure you pay attention to local signage.

Road deaths per 100,000 of population. UK average 3.1 (2010):
β€’3.9 per 100,000 of population

Minimum age for drivers
β€’18

Maximum speed limit
β€’Speed limits vary throughout the Netherlands, so follow local instructions

Alcohol limit per 100ml of blood
β€’50mg however the limit is 20mg for drivers who passed their test fewer than five years ago.

Equipment required in car
β€’A warning triangle
β€’Headlamp converters. These are stickers on your headlights, which prevent oncoming motorists being dazzled by UK-configured headlamps

Documentation to be carried
β€’Full British licence (if it's not a photo version, you'll need another form of photographic ID, such as a passport)
β€’Original registration document or hire car paperwork
β€’Motor insurance policy

Exterior markings
β€’A GB sticker unless 'Euro-plates' are fitted

General requirements
β€’Seatbelts must be worn by all vehicle occupants

On the spot fines issued
β€’Yes.

Radar detectors
β€’Forbidden

This information is provided as a guide to driving in the aforementioned country, but is not intended as complete legal guidance. It is the driver's responsibility to ensure they follow national driving laws.