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


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

    Ignition Interlocks



    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

    All children under age 14 must ride in a rear seat

    Adult Safety Belt Permissible

    5-13 yrs in a rear seat

  • Distracted Driving

    Hand-Held Ban?

    Yes. Primary law.

    All Cell Phone Ban?

    School Bus Drivers


    Novice Drivers


    Text Messaging Ban?

    All drivers. Primary law.

  • Motorcyclists

    Universal helmet law.

  • Seat Belts

    Type of Law


    Who Is Covered?

    All riders

    In What Seat?


  • 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


    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