Virgin Islands

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

  • Alcohol Impaired Driving

    Penalties

    Increased Penalty for High BAC Administrative License Suspension on First Offense Limited Driving Privileges During Suspension
      Variable Yes

    Ignition Interlocks

    N/A

    Other

    Open Container Laws Repeat Offender Laws
    Yes Yes
  • Bicyclists and Pedestrians

    Bicycle helmets required for all riders.

  • Child Passenger Safety

    Child Restraint Required

    Under 1 yr and under 20 lbs in rear-facing child restraint

    1-5 yrs and under 40 lbs in child restraint

    Under 8 yrs, 40-80 lbs, or under 4'9" in booster seat

    Under 13 in rear seat

    Adult Safety Belt Permissible

    5-12 yrs

  • 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

  • Speed and Red Light Cameras

    Speed Cameras

    No state law or programs


    Red Light Cameras

    No state law or programs

  • 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

    Full Privilege Minimum Age

    None

    Learner Stage

    Minimum Age (Years/Months)

    Minimum Duration (Months)

    Required Supervised Driving Hours (Night Hours)

    16 None None

    Intermediate Stage

    Minimum Age (Years/Months)

    Nighttime Driving Restriction

    Passenger Restriction (except family, unless noted)

    None None

    None