Tips for driving in Luxembourg
27 September 2023
Advice, Checklist & Legal Requirements
What do I need to drive in Luxembourg?
If you are looking to drive in Luxembourg then you you must be at least 18 years old and have a valid UK driving licence, insurance and vehicle documents.
- · Valid driving licence
- · Proof of identification (passport)
- · Insurance documents (third part or above)
- · Proof of ownership (registration certificate)
If you do not own the vehicle you are driving, you are advised to obtain written permission from the registered owner.
In 2011 there were 33 road deaths in Luxembourg. This equates to 6.5 road deaths per 100,000 of population and compares to the UK average of 3.1 road deaths per 100,000 of population in 2011.
Seat belts are required for all passengers, whether in the front or back seat of the vehicle. No children under the age of twelve or under 1.5 m tall are allowed to travel in the front seat without the appropiate restraint. Luxembourg also has laws requiring children under 3 to use proper child restraint systems.
Equipment required by drivers:
It is compulsory in Luxembourg to carry a warning triangle and headlamp converters.
Standard speed limits (km/h) unless otherwise stated by traffic signs:
Urban roads (31 mph).
Non-urban roads (56 mph).
Motorways / expressways (80 mph).
Urban roads (31 mph).
Non-urban roads (46 mph).
Motorways / expressways (56 mph).
Radar traps are frequent and on the spot fines are issued for the infringement of all trafic regulations. Drivers cannot exceed 75 km/h if they're holding a licence for less than 2 years.
Drinking and Driving
Luxembourg has laws stating that it is illegal to drive with more than 0.8% of alcohol in the system, the same as in the Uk.
On motorcycle, both driver and passenger must wear a helmet.
Driving in Winter
Winter tyres are mandatory for all cars when snow and/or ice is present on the roads.
General Driving Advice
So to recap here is our checklist for driving in Luxembourg:
- Ensure you have proper documentation: valid driving licence, ID, driving insurance covering driving in Luxembourg, proof of ownership (registration certification).
- Ensure rear passengers are wearing seat belts and remember children 12 and under are not allowed to travel in the front seat without appropiate restrain.
- Check fuel compatibility as some fuels may not be compatible with your vehicle.
- Do not drink and drive.
- Observe local speed limits – as a general rule built up areas have limits of 50km/h (31 mph), outside built up areas are 90km/h (56mph).
- Dipped headlights are recommended in even in daytime conditions.
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Reference: The statistics mentioned on this page were sourced from the International Transport Forum’s Road Safety Annual Report 2013 and, to the best of Eurobreakdown.com’s knowledge, are correct at the time of publication (May 2014).
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