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    I haven't been to Puerto Rico, but it's on my bucket list - sounds great! Most experienced travellers report low levels of crime - petty theft and the like. the only specific warning is about leaving valuables on the beach when you go swimming - it seems the petty thieves have worked out the wallet and cell phone are always hidden UNDER the beach towel - who would think of looking there!!!
    Off the expressways and highways the roads can get narrow, and the locals have a laissez faire attitude to road rules - it's a bit crazy, so take extra care with your driving. Don't leave valuables in the car, and park it in a hotel garage at night if you can.
    Enjoy. Phil. almost 6 years ago

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    • and today I spotted this news piece: PR Tourism chief says following an FBI operation, PR is "safer than ever". http://bit.ly/cNvzE8 Ask Phil almost 6 years ago
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    With toll roads it's ok to drive in PR. They are aggressive drivers. Rush hour leaving San Juan it's terrible. Starting around 3pm. Make sure you have a map with you. about 5 years ago

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    As safe as any popular US city. Slightly more aggresive driving (not necessarily a bad thing). Its fine, just keep your eyes open ;) about 5 years ago

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    The driving is bad, compared to most US cities, but it's pretty safe. Common sense is a must. Don't leave anything of value visible, don't flash your money and above all don't try to be a tough guy. We have too many of those already. about 5 years ago

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    Very safe! about 5 years ago

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    Very safe about 5 years ago

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    I drove, and was told it would be CRAZY! But it wasn't. Some of the streets are narrow, and I had one incident (repeated incident, I guess) where a dog on a certain stretch of road near my hotel would run and try to attack the car as I drove by. Other than that I had a great time driving. Invest in the gps. about 5 years ago

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    No problem with safety, but don't leave any valuables in your car! Have a map with you, road signs are sometimes confusing. about 5 years ago

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    I know it's a bit late, I'm new here. I live in San Juan and the traffic is bad. If you're going to venture outside San Juan Metro area leave before 4pm. You'll definitely need a GPS since there's no signs on most of the roads on the urban and rural areas. Research first where you want to go and plan ahead. The best beaches are outside San Juan. Overall it's a fun and easy going island and hope you have a good time. almost 5 years ago

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    Please stop it! PR receives millions of dollars in Federal subsidies for road and other infrastructure projects. PR roads and traffic are near US standards. People buy and operate fine cars on this island. All the major car rental companies are in PR raking in stacks! How safe do you think it is? almost 5 years ago

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    Factor rush hour times. Avoid if at all possible. Roll down the window & enjoy! Totally fine unless you are amazingly timid or hesitant almost 5 years ago

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    Safe!, don't forget to stop in Ponce! almost 5 years ago

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    Where is the best place to vacation in puerto rico, including hotel or maybe all inclusive type vacation almost 4 years ago

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    I drove all island,I didn't have problem over 3 years ago

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