Child Passenger Safety Laws: Virginia

Child Restraint Required

Under 2 years old in rear-facing infant seat (or until minimum weight requirement reached) (eff. 7/1/19)

7 yrs or under

Children in rear-facing devices must be in a rear seat if available - otherwise, in front only if front passenger airbag is deactivated

Adult Safety Belt Permissible

8-17 yrs (4-7 yrs with physician's exemption)

Maximum Fine for 1st Offense