While majority of the parents are extremely particular about strapping their child in a baby/toddler car seat in their car, the theory is often ignored while hiring a cab.
With the figures in May this year establishing that 63 per cent (recorded by the Dubai Health Authority) of deaths among children, aged 14 and below, in the UAE are caused by traffic accidents, it is important that even the child passengers in cabs are well protected.
The Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) has dedicated 50 taxis with child seats.
“Fifty child seats have been issued by DTC, along with Baby Shop. With special emphasis extended at the Dubai airport for ‘Ladies Taxi’ and ‘Family Taxi’ services,” explains Mansoor R Al Falasi, Acting CEO of Dubai Taxi Corporation.