Re: Riding in Luxembourg

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Driving in Luxembourg
If you’re driving in Luxembourg your checklist requirements are:
• A valid UK driving licence – both the photo and paper parts
• A GB sticker on the back of your car – unless your car has ‘Euro-plates’ (number-plates that show a circle of 12 stars on a blue background)
• Your motor insurance certificate and V5 registration document or hire car paperwork
• Your passport – it’s surprisingly easy to drive into other countries without realising it
• A warning triangle inside the car in case you break down
• Headlamp converters (stickers you put on your headlights when you’re driving on the right, so your lights don’t dazzle motorists coming the other way)
You must also:
• Be 18 or over
• Wear a crash helmet if you’re riding a motorcycle
It’s a good idea to have:
• Spare bulbs for your car’s external lights
• A fire extinguisher
• A first aid kit
• A Green Card – it’s a useful back-up to your motor insurance documents and shows you’ve got the minimum legal level of cover. If you’d like to find out more, contact your insurance company
Other things you should know:
• You don’t have to pay motorway tolls in Luxembourg
• Petrol, diesel and LPG are readily available. You won’t be able to find lead replacement petrol (LRP) but you can buy a lead replacement additive to put in your fuel tank
• The speed limit is 50kph in built-up areas, 90kph on open roads and 130kph on motorways – if you’ve held your licence for fewer than two years, you shouldn’t exceed 70kph
• If you’re caught committing a motoring offence whilst driving through Luxembourg, you’ll be given an on-the-spot fine
• If you’re in a built-up area, you can only use your horn in cases of extreme danger
• Buses, including school buses, have right of way when pulling out
• On steep roads, traffic driving uphill has priority
• The drink driving limit is 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood – the same as in the UK

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