Tougher Driving in Puerto Rico
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When you’re visiting or moving to Puerto Rico, especially for the first time, it can be a harrowing experience to figure out and get used to how the driving experience differs from other countries. You will also want to make the most of your trip and see all the incredible sights without struggling to find them. Prepare yourself for what’s to come with this handy guide to driving and sight-seeing in Puerto Rico.
Driving laws in Puerto Rico tend to be accepted as more of a suggestion than anything else. Frequently, people run red lights and stops signs. People will stop in the middle of the road and get out of their car and walk into a store or up to a fruit stand. Some will even turn right, across traffic, all the way from the left lane. You occasionally see these things wherever you drive in the world but it’s extremely commonplace in Puerto Rico.
You’ll also see many more speed bumps on smaller roads. They aren’t just in parking lots or high pedestrian areas either. Some people have reported, during a short trip of less than a mile, hitting over twenty speed bumps in random locations. You’ll also end up encountering a lot of potholes as well.
Don’t count on being able to use your GPS or GPS based driving aps either. Many addresses of business have been logged online under false addresses for one reason or another. So, your GPS likely won’t be able to take you to where you’re going. Your best bet is to verify the address of wherever you’re going through several sources before you do go.
You’ll also see police and other emergency vehicles constantly driving around with their lights on. This is essentially their reaction to the perpetual dense traffic and constant rowdy driving habits many people exhibit there. They are only pulling someone over or on their way to a call if their siren is on as well.
Finally, be ready for a considerable amount of animal crossings. From chickens to horses many animals roam free and will cross the road without hesitation.
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Regardless of the experience you have driving, Puerto Rico is an incredible place to visit with a rich culture, amazing people and many beautiful sights to see. From Old San Juan to the breath-taking beaches, these spots make some frustration in traffic completely worth it.
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Part of your experience in Puerto Rico might be marred by some unfortunate driving experiences. Don’t worry though, it will be worth it when you visit some of the incredible places from the list above. Keep in mind that those are only some of the amazing places you can visit in Puerto Rico too! Don’t take our word for it either, go and visit.
For any other information you might need you can always visit the Puerto Rican Tourism site. If you need your car shipped there, you can always give us a call at 904-322-7644.