Beer Info FAQ

Can a passenger drink in a car in VA?

Can a passenger drink in a car in VA?

Virginia's Open Container Statute Virginia's open container law, § 18.2-323.1 of the VA Code, prohibits any person from consuming an alcoholic beverage while driving a motor vehicle on a public highway in Virginia.

Is it illegal to eat and drive in Virginia?

There's no law that says you can't eat while driving in this state. But even legal distractions (like eating or adjusting the radio) can significantly increase your risk of being in an accident or driving erratically, and these are actions that can earn you a citation.