Child Safety

Virginia’s child passenger safety laws require all children under age 8 to be properly secured in a child safety seat or booster seat, regardless of weight or height

Follow basic safety practices:

  • Make sure every occupant in the car is properly restrained by a safety device – whether in a child safety seat or booster seat, or by a seat belt. Do not share seat belts.
  • Never hold a child on your lap or allow anyone to ride in the cargo area of a station wagon, van or pickup.
  • Set a good example by buckling up on every ride. Children are more likely to become lifelong seat belt users when their parents are lifelong seat belt users.