Child safety is one of the top concerns of parents, especially when travelling in chauffeur driven vehicles. The appropriate baby seat must be used while transporting children up to the age of 7 years.
In Victoria, all commercial passenger vehicles including taxis, limousines and private hire cars must carry infant/child car seats. The type of baby seat depends on the age and size of the child. Newborns to 6 months must travel in a rear facing capsule or baby seat. Children aged between 6 months and 4 years must travel in a forward facing baby seat or booster depending upon their size.
All child car seats must be properly installed and adjusted to fit the child. They should be securely fastened and fastened to the vehicle’s anchor points. In case of an accident, the child must be secured in the seat with a lap-sash adult seat belt.
Taxis that have a child seat are usually marked as such on the front door panel, in the car’s phone app and on a signage on the roof of the taxi. A taxi with baby seat melbourne airport is available 24×7 for families who want to avoid long queues while at the airport.
Uber has recently added a children’s car seat option to its app, allowing passengers to book rides with cars equipped with the seats for an extra cost. The service has been launched in 100 cars in Melbourne, with plans to expand it across the city and then nationwide. The seats are being supplied by child safety specialist Baby Bunting, and Uber drivers offering them have undergone training with the retailer.