Virgin Islands

GHSA maintains data on state laws surrounding a number of highway safety issues. Below is information regarding laws in the Virgin Islands. Please note that GHSA does not compile any additional data on state laws other than what is presented in these pages. For more information, consult the appropriate State Highway Safety Office.

  • Alcohol Impaired Driving

    Penalties

    Increased Penalty for High BAC Administrative License Suspension on First Offense Limited Driving Privileges During Suspension Vehicle and License Plate Sanctions
      Variable Yes Revoke license plate

    Ignition Interlocks

    N/A

    Other

    Open Container Laws Repeat Offender Laws Alcohol Exclusion Laws Limiting Treatment
    Yes Yes No
  • Bicyclists and Pedestrians

    Bicycle helmets required for all riders.

  • Child Passenger Safety

    Child Restraint Required

    5 yrs or under

    Adult Safety Belt Permissible

    3 yrs or over

    Maximum Fine for 1st Offense

    $25 to $250

  • Distracted Driving

    Hand-Held Ban?

    Yes. Primary law.

    All Cell Phone Ban?

    School Bus Drivers

    No

    Novice Drivers

    No

    Text Messaging Ban?

    All drivers. Primary law.

  • Motorcyclists

    Universal helmet law.

  • Seat Belts

    Type of Law

    Primary

    Who Is Covered?

    All riders

    In What Seat?

    Front

    Maximum Fine for 1st Offense

    $25 to $250

  • Sobriety Checkpoints

    Checkpoints are conducted monthly and during national mobilizations and local festivals and carnivals.

  • Speed and Red Light Cameras

    Speed Cameras

    Violation/State Law

    Limited

    Permitted Locations/Criteria

    Beginning or end or highway

    Citation Issued To/Liability

    Driver or registered owner

    Image Taken

    Photo; electronic image

    Penalties (Traditional Penalties)

    $25 or 2 to 12 points


    Red Light Cameras

    Violation/State Law

    Limited

    Permitted Locations/Criteria

    Beginning or end of highway

    Citation Issued To/Liability

    Driver or registered owner

    Image Taken

    Photo; electronic image

    Penalties (Traditional Penalties)

    $25 or 2 to 12 points

  • Speeding and Aggressive Driving

    Rural Interstates

    Cars (MPH) Trucks (MPH)
    40 40

    Urban Interstates

    Cars (MPH) Trucks (MPH)
    55 55

    Other Limited Access Roads

    Cars (MPH) Trucks (MPH)
    20 20
  • Teen and Novice Drivers

    No GDL law

  • Work Zones

    Violations Affected

    Speeding

    Enhanced Penalties

    No data

    Workers Must Be Present?

    No data

    Signs Must Be Present?

    No data