10 Tips for Driving in Puerto Rico

I visited my family in Puerto Rico this summer and had a wonderful time. Several friends also visited. I tought it would be a good idea to share some driving tips for my friends wanting to visit the wonderful island Puerto Rico. (I may exaggerate a little. I’m just having fun).

1. A stop sign is like our yield sign. If you stop you may get rear ended.
2. A red light is like our stop sign. You may want to stop, but, if there is no traffic, you can keep going.
3. When driving on narrow roads in the mountains, your only responsibility at curves is to blast your horn as a warning. It is everyone elses responsibility to clear the path.
4. If you park at a curb painted yellow there is a good chance you will not be ticketed. Most Puerto Ricans feel the risk is worth it.
5. There are two passing lanes on the highways. The left lane and the shoulder of the road.
6. If a policeman is behind you with flashing lights, do not be alarmed. You do not need to pull over. He is just reminding everyone he is a policeman, and he has cool flashing lights on top of his car.
7. If you have something you want to tell everyone, it is perfectly fine to mount a 2000 watt PA system on top of your car and drive around the neighborhood broadcasting to everyone in a five mile radius.
8. If you need directions, everyone is very eager to help you. But, you may want to bring a pen and paper to write down all the details. If they don’t know the directions, they will find someone who does.
9. If you have car trouble, don’t panic. It’s not a big deal.
10. Wave at everyone you see while driving. It’s the nice thing to do.

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