As we all know traveling by taxi can be easy and simple, but what about children? We must take a look and find a comfortable child car seat for our kids to keep them safe and comfortable. However, it’s not possible to bring a car seat everywhere that’s why we should first talk with taxi drivers about a car seat while booking a taxi.
We must keep our children safe in the appropriate way. We must follow the laws of safety seats for our kids until they are 12 years old or 135cm tall. Child car seats are very effective in order to lower the risk of injuries in accidents as compared to children without a car seat.
Children without Child Car Seats | When can they travel?
If you are traveling with a child who is aged 3 or above and the vehicle doesn’t have any child car seat or seat belt. In this condition, the child can travel without a car seat in the back of the vehicle. However, children who are under 3 must be in the child car seat of the vehicle.
According to Law, there are some conditions when traveling with a baby:
Traveling in a Taxi or Minicab
When you are traveling with your baby in a taxi or minicab and the vehicle cannot provide the proper car seat. In this scenario, the Child must travel in the rear seat (seat in the back of the vehicle). A child who is 3 or older must wear a seat belt.
Traveling in Minibuses, Coaches or Vans
There is no such law for minibusses, coaches or vans to provide child car seats. However, if you want one you must get your own car seat.
If you are traveling with a child aged 3 or above and the vehicle has no child car seat, the child can use an adult seat belt under the following circumstances.
Additionally, if your children are under 3 you cannot bring them on unexpected journeys without a proper car seat. Unless the taxi or cab you are traveling with is licensed and your child will travel without a seat belt in the back seat of a vehicle (rear seat).
If No Room for a Third Child Car Seat
Children who are under 3, must be seated in separate car seats. If there’s no space for a third car seat in the back of the vehicle, then children must travel with a proper car seat but in front of the vehicle.
Some Tips on How to Travel with a Baby
In this busy era, it is very stressful to travel with your infants. Taking your baby out of your comfort zone in a taxi makes parents think twice. Here are some tips on how to travel with your baby in a taxi: