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Below is the only information that GHSA has received regarding highway safety laws in Puerto Rico. For more information, contact the Puerto Rico Traffic Safety Commission.

Hand-held Ban All Cell Phone Ban Text Messaging Ban Crash
Data
School Bus Drivers Novice Drivers All Drivers School Bus Drivers Novice Drivers
Yes
(Primary)
    Yes
(Primary)
Covered under all driver ban  

Source: Puerto Rico Traffic Safety Commission.

Child Restraint Required
unless indicated, # refers to Yrs.(Lbs.)
Adult Safety Belt Permissible
unless indicated, # refers to Yrs.(Lbs.)
Maximum Fine
1st Offense
<4 in child safety seat; 4 - 8 (or <57") in booster seat; <12 in rear seat >9 (or >57") $100

Source: Puerto Rico Traffic Safety Commission.

Motorcyclists Bicyclists
Universal Helmet Law (Year Enacted) Partial Law Universal Helmet Law Repealed
Yes      

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Type of Law Who is Covered (Yrs.) In What Seat Maximum Fine 1st Offense
Primary >9 (or >57")   $50

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).