“Yellow” licence plate regulations
There is evidence of an increase in “yellow” licence plate controls in Belgium. Mobile tax control brigades are carrying out controls in the Walloon region in order to verify that Luxembourg-registered vehicles are used in Belgium in accordance with the rules that have been set.
While Minister Crucke decided during 2017 not to adopt the proposals for tougher conditions wanted by his predecessor Minister Lacroix, he has nevertheless introduced zero tolerance applicable during road controls. The driver must be able to show the relevant documents, failing which there is an immediate booking and, in the case of this offence, it is the tax amount that is used to calculate the fine.
Therefore, substantial sums of up to several thousands of euros can be involved. If the driver is unable to pay the amount immediately, the vehicle documents are seized by the enforcement officer.