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Below is a list of the key highway safety laws in the U.S. Virgin Islands. For more information, contact the Virgin Islands Office of Highway Safety.

No state law

Source: State Highway Safety Office.

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 Yes

Source: State Highway Safety Office.

Child Restraint Required
unless indicated, # refers to Yrs.(Lbs.)
Adult Safety Belt Permissible
unless indicated, # refers to Yrs.(Lbs.)
Maximum Fine
1st Offense
<5 >3 $25 to $250

Source: State Highway Safety Office.

No state law

Source: State Highway Safety Office.

Inc. Penalty for High BAC Admin. License Susp. on 1st Offense Limited Driving Privileges During Susp. Ignition Interlocks Vehicle and License Plate Sanctions Alcohol Exclusion Laws Limiting Treatment
*Meeting Federal Requirements
  Variable Yes   Revoke license plate Yes Yes  

Source: State Highway Safety Office.

No state law

Source: State Highway Safety Office.

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Universal Helmet Law (Year Enacted) Partial Law Universal Helmet Law Repealed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

Source: State Highway Safety Office.

Type of Law Who is Covered (Yrs.) In What Seat Maximum Fine 1st Offense
Primary All Front $25 to $250

Source: State Highway Safety Office.

Checkpoints Conducted? Frequency Legality
Yes Monthly and during national mobilizations and local festivals and carnivals  

Source: State Highway Safety Office.

Rural Interstates Urban Interstates Other Limited Access Roads
Cars
(mph)
Trucks
(mph)
Cars
(mph)
Trucks
(mph)
Cars
(mph)
Trucks
(mph)
40 40 55 55 20 20

Source: State Highway Safety Office.

Violation / State Law Permitted Locations/Criteria Citation Issued To / Liability Image Taken Penalties (Traditional Penalties)
Speed: Limited Beginning or end of highway Driver or registered owner Photo electron image $25 or 2 to 12 points
Red light: Limited

Source: State Highway Safety Office.

Violations Affected Enhanced Penalties Workers Must Be Present Signs Must Be Present
Speeding No data

Source: State Highway Safety Office.