Luxembourg

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This is a TISPOL country driving guide to help drivers visiting Luxembourg.

Visitor Information: 
  • Luxembourg’s population is about 624.000 inhabitants;
  • With a territory of 2.586 square kilometres, Luxembourg is one of the smallest countries of the European Union;
  • The Capital is Luxembourg City;
  • The Grand-Duchy has borders with Belgium, Germany and France;
  • There are 6 main motorways (A1, A3, A4, A6, A7, A13);
  • The international vehicle ID code is “L”.
Collision & Breakdown Information: 

What should you do in case of a collision or breakdown?

  • For your own safety : put on your yellow safety vest;
  • Try to get an overview of what happened;
  • Mark the place of the collision or breakdown as such by putting up the warning triangle so that other drivers are warned;

 

Then: If there are wounded people:

  • If possible, evacuate the victim from the dangerous area;
  • Call help ( Phone number 112 for medical assistance, ambulance or firefighters, 113 for the Police);
  • Perform first aid steps.

 

If there are no wounded people:

  • Take pictures to document what happened;
  • If possible, clear the road so that the damaged vehicles cannot cause further damage;
  • Fill out an European Accident Statement with the other implied driver;
  • Call a breakdown lorry.
Useful Phrase 1 - English: 
Hello!
Useful Phrase 1 - Destination: 
Bonjour!
Useful Phrase 2 - English: 
Goodbye!
Useful Phrase 2 - Destination: 
Au revoir!
Useful Phrase 3 - English: 
Call the Police!
Useful Phrase 3 - Destination: 
Appelez la police!
Useful Phrase 4 - English: 
Do you speak English?
Useful Phrase 4 - Destination: 
Parlez-vous anglais?
Useful Phrase 5 - English: 
My car has broken down.
Useful Phrase 5 - Destination: 
Ma voiture est en panne.
Useful Phrase 6 - English: 
Where is the nearest fuel station?
Useful Phrase 6 - Destination: 
Où est la station-service la plus proche?
Road Traffic Policing: 

Speed limits :

Situation Speed maximum
Residential area 20 km/h
30 km/h Zone 30 km/h
Urban roads 50 km/h
Non-urban roads 90 km/h
Motorways 130 km/h
Motorways in rainy weather 110 km/h
  • Winter tires : In wintry weather conditions (clear ice, snow, melting snow or frost) cars have to be equipped with winter tires. More specifically, all wheels need to be equipped with winter tires. It is not allowed to mix winter and summer tires.
  • Alcohol consumption and driving : For the average driver, blood alcohol contents should not exceed 0.25 mg/l. The maximum blood alcohol content for standard drivers is 0.5 g/l.
  • Seatbelts and child restraint seats are mandatory. Helmets are mandatory for all two-/three-/four-wheeled cycles, except for bicycles. Please note that using a smartphone or other distractions while driving is strictly forbidden. Mobile phones can only be used in combination with hand-free sets.

 

Road Traffic Enforcement: 

Please note that law enforcement officers have the right to perform traffic controls (f.i. speed controls) at any given moment. During these traffic controls, they have the right to control your paperwork (personal and vehicle papers). Also, if there are signs indicating that a driver is under influence of alcohol, law enforcement officers have the right to perform preliminary breath alcohol tests.

 

Moreover, several permanent speed cameras are installed all over the country. Also, law enforcement officers have mobile speed cameras with which they can proceed to speed controls at any given time or place.

Individual limits and specific driving requirements: 

For more information about driving in Luxembourg please see the European Commission Road Safety Link - 'Going Abroad':

http://ec.europa.eu/transport/road_safety/going_abroad/luxembourg/index_en.htm