Safety Belts

Virginia law requires that passengers 18 years or over occupying the front seat be buckled (though there are exceptions to this law for mail carriers, newspaper delivery persons, taxi drivers and passengers, waste collectors, and certain others). Non-adherence to this section of the Code is punishable by a $25 fine.

To learn more, read the full law.

Click here to compare Virginia’s seatbelt law to the law in other states.

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A Seat belt is your best defense against impaired, aggressive and distracted drivers. Take a moment to learn more about how to properly protect yourself and your family.

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