Saving lives
one seat belt
at a time.

In memory of

Christopher Lee King


Our story and mission

     Christopher was killed in a car crash shortly after graduating high school.  It was the one time he jumped into the back seat of a convertible and didn’t buckle up. Out of this grief the King Family has worked tirelessly to promote safe driving for teens and young adults. 

Money raised is used to educate young drivers in the following programs:

Drive Safe Hampton Roads’ programs: Get It Together Seat Belt Challenge (GIT) and 757 Sober Rides. Held yearly since 1995, GIT reaches more than 20,000 teens every year. The Christopher King Foundation will also sponsor Free 757 Sober LYFT Rides on the July 4th and other holiday weekends. 

YOVASO: Youth of Virginia Speak Out  About Traffic Safety. 

We also attend community events to promote safe driving and speak at events to teens and their parents.

Thank you for your support of the Christopher King Foundation. Together we can work toward not letting this happen again – to your kids, to anyone’s kids.

Never again.

People killed in the U.S. involving a teen driver 2020
Total deaths involving a teen driver in Virginia 2022
Total crashes involving teens in Virginia 2022
Serious injuries involving a teen driver in Virginia 2022
Teen deaths accepted on our highways
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Teens killed in 2022 in Virginia due to not wearing seatbelts.
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Traffic fatalities during the July 4th weekend in the U.S.
Virginia traffic fatalities
Fatalities not wearing seatbelts of the 971 in 2022.

Our Events

The Christopher King Foundation holds annual car shows to raise funds to use for educating teens and adults to buckle up and drive safe. 

Losing Chris changed my life
forever and I will never forget
what happened to him.

Chris was known to spread joy, he brought kindness and laughter everywhere h
e went. He had a big impact on many lives, he was a leader, a helper, and most importantly, a very good friend.

Chris was a safe driver, he always took all the precautions one could about driving. The only thing he forgot to do was wear his seatbelt on the night he passed. I will never get into a car again without putting on my seatbelt, and I encourage everyone around me to do the same.

Chris meant the world to me as a friend. He was loving and encouraging and always had a smile on his face, he always wanted the best for everyone around him.

Losing Chris was the hardest thing ever, it was the first loss I had ever experienced and feeling the emptiness when I’d go to Williamsburg and not be able to see one of my best friend’s was crushing.

I can’t wait to see him again in heaven.

This world will never be the same without Christopher. He was the joy of my heart.

July 4, 2020 was the worst day of my life when his life was taken away by a senseless car crash. I think of him everyday and keep moving on because I know he would want that.

He could've been a chef, EMT or anything he put his mind to, but his life was cut so tragically short. He loved animals so much even though he was allergic to them. He was quite the character, always cracking jokes just like his beloved papa.

I miss you so much Critter.