How Old Does Your Child Have to Be to Sit in the Front Seat in Virginia?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 6, 2020 11:42:07 AM ET

Virginia law allows children over the age of 8 to ride in the front or rear seats using only a seat belt. There is no law prohibiting children from riding in the front seat of a car, but the Virginia Department of Health recommends that children younger than 13 years of age be restrained in the rear seats when possible.