indexNational Child Passenger Safety Week is underway; and state and local law enforcement have been busy educating parents and caregivers of the importance of buckling up a child every time for every ride! Virginia law requires that a child be in an approved child safety seat until his/her eighth birthday. It is a primary enforcement law. Children ages 8-18 must be belted correctly in a vehicle safety belt. Saturday (Sept 20) is National Safety Seat Check Day; certified child passenger safety technicians will hold car seat events across the country. To find an event in our area, visit: