Going abroad - Belgium

Seat belts

The use of seat belts and child seats is MANDATORY.

Seats belts are not compulsory for:

  • drivers when reversing
  • taxi drivers when transporting a client
  • drivers and passengers of priority vehicles under certain conditions
  • people exempt for medical reasons
  • postal vehicles making frequent stops

Child seats are not compulsory for:

  • children under 18 and shorter than 135 cm in buses and taxis sitting on the back seat
  • children at least 3 years old and shorter than 135 cm wearing seat belts in the back seat during short-term occasional transport in cars and vans.

The information on this website according to Article 8(1) of the road safety directive (Directive 2015/413/EU) is provided by the national authorities in the country concerned. In the event of any conflict between the provided data and the rules in effect in a given country, the latter take precedence. The data are meant purely as a documentation tool and the Commission does not assume any liability for their content or their accuracy.