|While most cars in Puerto Rico are rented out of San Juan, you can
also pick up your car in Aguadilla, on the west side of the island.
This gives you easy access to the resorts in that area without having to
drive across Puerto Rico on a very tedious toll road.
Puerto Rican drivers are more polite than most reports indicate.
Granted, the pace is fast but if you've ever been on a California
freeway, you should be just fine driving in Puerto Rico.
Cars drive on the right side of the road so be careful when turning
The driving laws in Puerto Rico are similar to those in the United
States with some exceptions.
In the USA, you must pull over on a highway (unless it is a divided
highway) when you hear a siren.
However, in Puerto Rico, many ambulances drive around with their
sirens on when they are not responding to an emergency.
Because of this, most cars do not pull over in this situation.
If you are driving in San Juan and notice diamond lanes on the far
right (cars drive on the right side there) don't be tempted to sneak
into them. They are for buses and buses travel in the opposite direction
in these lanes.