Staying Safe on the Road: Virginia's Seat Belt Law Explained

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Cynthia Medina
Cynthia MedinaPublished Insurance Expert

Posted on Jan 30, 2023

1. In Virginia, it is mandatory for all drivers and passengers in a vehicle to buckle up. This is known as the seat belt law. Failing to comply can result in a ticket and a fine.

2. The seat belt law is in place to keep everyone safe while driving or riding in a vehicle. It is important to buckle up every time, no matter how short the trip may be.

3. There are a few different types of seat belts. Make sure you are using the right type for your vehicle and that it is properly installed.

4. Children under the age of 18 must wear a seat belt or be in a child safety seat. There are specific requirements for child safety seats, so make sure you are familiar with them.

5. Seat belts are not just for adults. They are also for children and pets. Pets should be restrained in a pet carrier or seat belt harness.

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