Right-handed rule

Driving in Belgium is deceptively easy (and fun).

As pleasant and uncongested as the rolling roads may appear – Beware! – lurking around every turn (and always on the right hand side of the road) is a hidden danger that you must be fully prepared to stop.

You see, there are no stop signs in the Belgium countryside,

Only these triangular Xs indicating an intersection is just up ahead …

And at which the “rule of the right” prevails.

The “rule of the right” gives priority to the driver entering the intersection to your right. If the intersection is clear – no worries – speed right ahead through. If a car on the left arrives simultaneously at the intersection at the same time – also no worries (and trust me) – you have priority as the car on the right.

As crazy as the system may at first appear:

It makes sense on roads that are, more times than not, relatively traffic free.

Rules of course work best when everyone knows them.

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