Foreign visitors can drive in American Virgin Island for up to 90 days with their domestic driver licenses and/or International driving permits.

The main road traffic rules:

  • Driving is on the left side of the road.
  • The minimum driving age is 16 years.
  • Overtaking is on the right side of the road. Overtaking on the left side is allowed when: the vehicle ahead is making a right turn; driving on a one-way road with two or more lanes or on the road with two or more lanes in each direction, and no prohibited signs.
  • Overtaking is not permitted on a curve, at the intersection, on the top of a hill. It is illegal to pass Handicap, School and senior buses when they are loading and unloading passengers; vehicles which has stopped at the pedestrian crossing.
  • At the intersections without signs or signals, traffic from the left has the right of way.
  • Vehicles already in the intersection have priority over car preparing to enter.
  • The permitted blood alcohol level is 0.08%.
  • Pedestrians on crosswalks always have right of way.
  • Vehicles entering a main road must give way to all vehicles which are on the main road.
  • Cars may not to enter to intersection if there is not enough room to proceed through.   
  • A moped, scooter, and motorcycle have the right to use a full lane; cyclists are permitted to ride two abreast in a single lane.
  • Cyclists must ride near the left curb or edge of the road.
  • It is illegal to drive on sidewalks.
  • The red light means stop, the yellow light means caution, green light means go, and flashing red light has the same meaning as stop sign.
  • Parking, stopping, and standing is not permitted: within 25 feet of a fire hydrant, on a sidewalk, on pedestrian crossing, within 10 feet of a pedestrian zone, and on the roadside of a parked vehicle.
  • Parking and stranding is not permitted in front of a driveway, within 10 feet of a traffic light, Stop and Yield signs, and crosswalk at the intersection.  
  • At white curb, drivers may stop only to pick up or drop off passengers. At yellow curb, drivers may stop only to load or unload merchandise or passengers. At red curb, drivers are not permitted to stop, stand, or park.
  • Emergence equipment (first aid kit, gloves, blankets, flashlight, flares, fire extinguisher, jumper cables, and spare tire) must be present in every car.
  • Driver and front seat passengers must wear seat belts.
  • Children under 5 years of age must be ridden in special removable seats.
  • The speed limit for cars and motorcycles in towns is 20 mph (32 km/h), outside towns 35 mph (56 km/h), on highways 40mph – 55 mph (64 km/h – 88 km/h).
  • The speed limit for trucks and buses in towns is 10 mph (16 km/h), outside towns 30 mph (48 km/h), on highways 40mph – 55 mph (64 km/h – 88 km/h).
  • To use of cell phones while driving is not permitted.
  • The police phone number is 911.

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