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Mandatory items in the car in Belgium

If you go on holiday to Belgium by car, please keep in mind that you have to take a number of items with you. Here we list the mandatory items; not only for cars but also for drivers of a motorcycle and moped.

Mandatory items in the car in Belgium

  • Warning triangle – It is mandatory to have a warning triangle in the car and to use it in the event of a breakdown or an accident.
  • Safety vest – It is mandatory to have a safety vest in the car and the driver is obliged to wear a safety vest in the event of a breakdown or an accident.
  • We advise drivers to bring a safety vest for all occupants in the car. Safety vests must comply with the European EN471 standard (fluorescent yellow, orange or red and provided with retro-reflective strips).
  • First-aid kit and fire extinguisher – Cars with a Belgian registration must have a first-aid kit and an approved fire extinguisher.
  • We advise drivers of a vehicle with a foreign registration plate to bring a fire extinguisher and a first-aid kit to avoid a possible discussion with the local police.
  • It is not mandatory to bring spare bulbs.
  • Note: When renting a car, always check that the mandatory equipment (warning triangle, safety vest, first-aid kit and fire extinguisher) is present.
  • Also check which items are compulsory in the countries you are traveling through on travelinformation.eu.

Mandatory on the bike in Belgium

  • Protective Clothing – Motorbike drivers and passengers should wear gloves, a long-sleeved jacket and long pants or overalls, as well as boots or sturdy, high-top ankle shoes.
  • Safety vest – Motorcyclists are required to wear a safety vest in the event of a breakdown or accident.
  • We advise motorcyclists to also bring a safety vest for a possible passenger.
  • A warning triangle, first-aid kit and fire extinguisher are not mandatory on the motorcycle.