Virginia

HIGHWAY SAFETY LAWS NEEDED IN VIRGINIA:
Primary Enforcement Seat Belt Law
GDL - Minimum Age 16 for Learner's Permit
GDL - Nighttime Restriction Provision (Without Secondary Enforcement)
GDL - Passenger Restriction Provision (Without Secondary Enforcement)
GDL - Cell Phone Restriction (Without Secondary Enforcement)
Open Container Law
All-Driver Text Messaging Restriction (Without Secondary Enforcement)

CURRENT HIGHWAY SAFETY LAWS:
All-Rider Motorcycle Helmet Law
Booster Seat Law
GDL - 6-Month Holding Period Provision
GDL - 30-50 Hours Supervised Driving Provision
GDL - Age 18 for Unrestricted License
Child Endangerment Law

*States are credited with having laws only if their laws meet Advocates’ optimal criteria

MOTOR VEHICLE FATALITIES IN VIRGINIA IN THE YEAR 2011: 764

TEN YEAR FATALITY TOTAL: 8,804

ANNUAL ECONOMIC COST DUE TO MOTOR VEHICLE CRASHES: $5.20 Billion

Click here to view the Partners for Child Passenger Safety Study in Adobe Acrobat Format.

To find more information on the highway and auto safety laws in Virginia go to http://virginiageneralassembly.gov/

Contact

For information on how to get involved with an issue in this state, please contact Peter Kurdock at pkurdock@saferoads.org.

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