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This page features general information in regards to legal issues and motorcycling in Belgium.

Please also view our general advice for Motorcycling in Europe, which details information on passports, documents, lights, ferry crossings etc.

 


Information is correct at the time of publishing (2008), please confirm as required with authorities.

Accommodation

Motorcycle Friendly Accommodation in Belgium

Crash Helmets

Compulsory for both driver and passenger.

Drink & Drugs

Alcohol - 0.049 limit. If the level is between 0.05 and 0.08 you will be banned from driving for a minimum of 3 hours, issued with an on the spot fine of around 140euros. If you refuse this can go into thousands. There are stick regulations as to limits and penalties imposed.

Engines

Any vehicle standing must have its engine switched off, unless absolutely necessary.

Fines

On the spot fines, an official receipt must be issued. Motorist's can refuse to pay an on the spot fine, as a foreigner you may be asked to make a deposit so that your vehicle is not impounded. A deposit is higher than the fine in most cases. You can pay on the spot fines with credit/debit cards.

Horn

In built up areas, use of the horn is prohibited except in cases of danger.

Lights

Dipped lights are compulsory day and night for motorcycles.

Motorcycle Insurance

3rd party compulsory.

Speed Limits

Unless otherwise signposted. In built up areas 31mph (50km/h), other areas 55mph (90k/h). Urban motorways and dual carriageways 74mph (120km/h).

Information is correct at the time of publishing (2008), please confirm as required with authorities.

Please also view our general advice for Motorcycling in Europe, which details information on passports, documents, lights, ferry crossings, insurance, EIHC's, IDP's etc.

 


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