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LUXEMBOURG

Luxembourg Flag LUXEMBOURG – drives on the right

Please read the general notes in conjunction with those below.

Essential Safety Equipment

  • Warning triangle
  • Headlamp converters
  • GB plate (see note 1)

Recommended Safety Equipment (by Luxembourg and/or EUroadlegal.co.uk)

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Reflective vest
  • Spare bulbs (see note 2)
  • Torch

Seatbelt Requirements
The wearing of front and rear seatbelts is compulsory when fitted.

Children Passengers
Children under 12yrs/1.5m cannot travel in the front unless they use a proper child restraint system. Children under 3 in the rear must use a proper child restraint. Children over 3 can use appropriate restraints in the rear, but can only use the lap part of a full seat belt.

Drink Driving Limits
80mg/100ml (UK 80mg/100ml)

Minimum Driving Age
The minimum driving age using a full UK licence is 17

Speed Limits

 

Urban kph (mph)

Open Road kph (mph)

Motorway kph (mph)

Car

50 (31)

90 (56)

120 (75)

Towing

50 (31)

75 (47)

90 (56)

Visiting motorists holding a licence for less than 2 years cannot exceed 75 kph (47mph).

Radar traps are frequent.

Lights
Drivers are required to flash their headlights before overtaking at night outside built-up areas.

Fuel
All grades of unleaded petrol, diesel and LPG are available as well as lead substitute additive. No Leaded. It is not allowed to carry petrol in a can. Credit and debit cards are widely accepted, although they probably won't work at automatic pumps, which are often the only pumps open out-of-hours.

Tolls
There are no tolls on the autoroutes in Luxembourg.

Parking
Blue zone parking systems are in place in most major towns.

Fines
On-the-spot fines are issued for the infringement of all traffic regulations. Ensure an official receipt is issued by the officer collecting the fine.

Mobile Phones
Most European countries have banned the use of hand-held phones while driving. Luxembourg is a rare exception, permitting use of a phone if the driver "takes all necessary precautions to avoid an accident". We recommend, however, that a hands free system is used.

Emergency Numbers
Dial 112 anywhere in the EU to reach the emergency services.

Local numbers:
Police 113

Embassy Details
Address:
British Embassy
5, Boulevard Joseph II,
L-1840 Luxembourg

Telephone:
+22 98 64
+021 186 653 Embassy Duty Officer (out of office hours)

Email:
britemb@internet.lu

Office Hours:
GMT/BST:
Mon-Fri: 0800-1200 and 1300-1600

Local Time:
Mon-Fri: 0900-1300 and 1400-1700

Website:
https://www.gov.uk/government/world/organisations/british-embassy-in-luxembourg

Note 1: UK registered vehicles displaying Euro-plates (circle of 12 stars above the national identifier on blue background) no longer need a GB sticker when driving in European Union countries.  Countries outside the EU still require national identification.

Note 2: Regardless of local requirements it is always a wise precaution to carry a spare set of vehicle bulbs and adjust headlamp beams for driving on the right. A spare bulb kit will not prevent a fine if you are travelling with faulty lights, but it may avoid the cost and inconvenience of a garage call out. On some cars it is inadvisable or impossible for anyone other than a qualified technician to change a headlamp bulb or lamp unit e.g. high intensity discharge (HID) headlamps and carrying spare bulbs is not an option. However, it is recommended that spare bulbs are carried for any lights which may be easily and/or safely replaced by the owner/driver. Do not forget to ensure that you also carry any tools that might be required to change the various bulbs.

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