GOVERNOR NORTHAM TO HOLD CEREMONIAL BILL SIGNING FOR NEW LAW REQUIRING CHILD SAFETY SEATS TO REMAIN REAR FACING UNTIL TWO YEARS OLD

Children are 75% less likely to die or sustain serious injury in a rear-facing seat.

three carseat age kids smile at camera

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Tuesday, May 29, 2018)  –  Governor Northam, Delegate Filler-Corn, AAA and multiple other safety advocates will join together for the ceremonial signing of House Bill 708, sponsored by Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn (D/District 41) which changes Virginia law to require that child safety seats remain rear facing until the age of two, or the child reaches the minimum weight limit for a forward-facing child restraint device as prescribed by the manufacturer of the device. The new law has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2019 to allow for public awareness.

            WHO:              Governor Ralph Northam

                                    Delegate Eileen Filler Corn

                                    Georjeane Blumling (AAA)

                                    Martha Meade (AAA)

                                    Multiple Traffic Safety Stakeholders and Government Officials

 

            VISUALS:        Vehicle with rear facing child safety seat and child of approximately 2 years of age

                                     Immediately after bill signing on brick area outside of the Patrick Henry Building

                                     Media will be shown to the area

            WHEN:            Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 1:00 P.M.

            WHERE:          Patrick Henry Building

                                    1111 East Broad St., Richmond, VA 23219

                                    West Reading Room

 

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