1. On what side of the road do Belgians drive?
In Brussels and across Belgium, vehicles drive on the right-hand side of the road.
2. What is the general speed limit for campervans in Brussels?
The speed limit for campervans within built-up areas is 50 km/h, outside built-up areas it is 90 km/h, and on motorways, it is 120 km/h.
3. Can I drive with a non-European driving license in Brussels?
Yes, a foreign driving licence is valid in Belgium. However, if you establish residence in Belgium, you will need to exchange your licence for a Belgian one.
4. How prevalent are speed cameras and radars in Belgium?
Speed cameras and radars are quite common in Belgium, including Brussels. Exceeding the speed limit can result in heavy fines.
5. Are there toll roads in Belgium?
Most roads in Belgium, including motorways, are free. However, you will need to pay tolls for some tunnels and bridges.
6. What are the general driving regulations in Brussels?
It's important to always give priority to the right unless signs indicate otherwise. The use of mobile phones while driving is prohibited unless used with a hands-free system. Seat belts are mandatory.
7. How can I find designated campervan parking zones?
There are designated campervan parking sites throughout Belgium. You can use various online resources or navigation systems to find them.
8. Is it challenging to drive a campervan in Brussels city centre?
Like any big city, Brussels can have heavy traffic, particularly during peak hours. However, with patience and care, you can navigate the city with a campervan.
9. Can I park a campervan anywhere in Brussels?
No, you cannot park a campervan anywhere. There are specific places where it is allowed and it's important to abide by local parking rules to avoid being fined.
10. Are there specific road signs I should be aware of while driving a campervan in Brussels?
Yes, it's important to be familiar with European road signs. In Belgium, signs are in the official languages of French, Dutch and German.
11. What should I do in case of a breakdown?
If your campervan breaks down on a Belgian road, it's required to use a warning triangle to alert other road users. It must be placed around 30 meters away from your vehicle.
12. What should I do in case of an accident?
In case of an accident, first ensure that everyone is safe. Then call the police and fill in an accident report form which should be in your campervan.
13. How can I avoid heavy traffic in Brussels?
Try to avoid peak hours, particularly mornings and late afternoons on workdays. Also, some navigation systems provide real-time traffic updates and suggest alternative routes.
14. Are there any exceptions to the speed limit in Brussels?
In certain areas, such as school zones or construction zones, the speed limit may be reduced. Always pay attention to the road signs.
15. What are common road safety guidelines in Belgium?
Always wear a seatbelt, do not use your mobile phone while driving, obey the speed limits, and give way to the right unless signs indicate otherwise.