Governor Ralph Northam signed a bill into a law that will require children under the age of two to be placed in a rear facing car seat starting in July 2019.
HB 708 was signed into law today. The current law requires that any child under the age of eight be in a child restraint device that meets the standards adopted by the Department of Transportation.
AAA said that children are 75-percent less likely to die or sustain serious injury in a rear-facing seat.
Nine states already mandate the measure by law: California, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and South Carolina.