Age Information

Key age information for drivers and passengers:

< 1-12 Months old child must be restrained in rear-facing safety seat

Ages 1-7:  Child must be restrained in front-facing booster seat

Ages 13:  Child may begin riding in front seat

Age 15 ½:  Teenager is eligible for their Virginia learner’s permit

Age 16:  Teen is able to drive a moped or ATV, and ride in the back of a pickup truck

Age 16 & 3 months:  Teen is eligible for their Virginia driver’s license

Age 18:  May talk on a cell phone while driving, carry unlimited passengers, be an organ donor

Age 20:  Driver is eligible to complete an online driver improvement clinic

Age 75:  Mature driver must renew their driver’s license every 5 years rather than 8

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