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    It's not all over, some states legally require a restraint for a child under 12 months. However in QLD it's not a requirement

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    Quote Originally Posted by smallpotatoes View Post
    So I googled out of curiosity:

    NSW:
    Do we need a child restraint in taxis and buses?

    Taxis
    Taxi drivers must ensure:
    • All passengers younger than 12 months must be secured in a child restraint.
    • All passengers aged over 12 months and under 16 years must:
      • occupy a seating position that is fitted with a suitable seatbelt, and
      • not occupy the same seating position as another passenger (whether or not the other passenger is exempt from wearing a seatbelt under rule 267), and
      • wear the seatbelt properly adjusted and fastened.
    • No passenger under four years old is in the front seat and a child four years or older but under seven years may only sit in the front row if all of the other seats in the row or rows behind the front row are occupied by passengers who are also under seven years old.
    http://roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov....laws_faqs.html

    Google also tells me that it's not a requirement in QLD, SA, Vic, WA, TAS and ACT unless there is one available.
    Am I reading that right that a 12 month old has to sit on there own??

    I know in wa you don't need to and have tried to order taxis through work with them but there were only a few and often they weren't working.

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    I think you've got the right idea OP. it might be legal for them to travel without a car seat, but its definitely not safer if they're with a pro driver. A truck travelling to closely will still hit you, a car running a red light can still clean you up. It's not worth the risk and I personally wouldn't do it.

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    To add to this you can take your own seat with you and taxis must have an anchor point. All well and good but what do you do with the seats at the other end? I guess it depends on why you are catching a cab.


 

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