Puerto Rico

GHSA maintains data on state laws surrounding a number of highway safety issues. Below is information regarding laws in Puerto Rico. For more information, consult the State Highway Safety Office.

  • Bicyclists and Pedestrians

    No bicycle helmet laws.

  • Child Passenger Safety

    Child Restraint Required

    4 yrs or under in child safety seat

    4-8 yrs or under 57" tall in booster seat

    Under 12 yrs in rear seat

    Adult Safety Belt Permissible

    9 yrs or under or 57" or taller

    Maximum Fine for 1st Offense

    $100

  • 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?

    Riders 9 and over or 57" and over

    In What Seat?

    n/a

    Maximum Fine for 1st Offense

    $50