Traffic rules

The traffic rules describe how a road user must act on the public road, which includes obligations but also advice on how to drive sensibly and safely. All road users must know and apply the traffic rules.

4. Priority rules

The priority rules indicate who first allowed to drive through. They apply at intersections and narrowed roads.

Priority to the right

Warning for an uncontrolled crossroad

Warning for an uncontrolled crossroad, watch out for cyclists and mopeds from left and right

Give way

A yield or give way sign indicates that merging drivers must prepare to stop if necessary to let a driver on another approach proceed. A driver who stops or slows down to let another vehicle through has yielded the right of way to that vehicle.

Give way to all drivers

Stop and give way to all drivers

Main road

If you are driving on a main road, drivers on the side road must give way to you, on the side roads there is a traffic sign with 'give way'. A priority road is a long main road on which you have priority at all following crossroads until the end of the priority road.

Warning for a crossroad side roads on the left and right

Warning for a crossroad with side road on the right

Priority road

A priority road is a long main road on which you have priority at all following crossroads until the end of the priority road.

Begin of a priority road

End of the priority road

Traffic lights

By means of light signals, traffic lights control the crossing of an intersection, the access to bridges, tunnels and railway crossings, the access to parking garages and grounds, as well as the access regulation at factories, companies and other closed areas.

Green traffic light

Orange traffic light

Red traffic light

Green traffic light

Red traffic light


A roundabout is a kind of circular intersection in which the traffic continuously drives in one direction around a central island. The drivers at the roundabout always have priority.

Mandatory direction of the roundabout

Road narrowing

Road narrowing, oncoming drivers have to give way

Road narrowing, give way to oncoming drivers

Warning for a road narrowing on the left

Warning for a road narrowing

Warning for a road narrowing on the right

Priority vehicle

A priority vehicle is any vehicle that is designated and authorized to respond to an emergency in a life-threatening situation. These vehicles are usually operated by designated agencies, often part of the government, but also run by charities, non-governmental organizations and some commercial companies. Emergency vehicles are permitted by law to break conventional road rules in order to reach their destinations in the fastest possible time, such as driving through an intersection when the traffic light is red, or exceeding the speed limit.

Police signals