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Front seat

Rear seat

Who is responsible?

Driver

Seat belt MUST be worn if fitted


Driver

Child under 3 years of age

Correct child restraint MUST be used

Correct child restraint MUST be used. If one is not available in a taxi, they may travel unrestrained

Driver

Child from 3rd birthday up to 1.35 metres in height or 12th birthday whichever they reach first

Correct child restraint MUST be used

Where seat belts are fitted, correct child restraint MUST be used. MUST use adult belt if the correct child restraint is not available in a licensed taxi/private hire vehicle or for reasons of unexpected necessity over a short distance or if two occupied child restraints prevent fitment of a third.

Driver

Child over 1.35 metres in height or 12 or 13 years

Seat belt MUST be worn if available.

Seat belt MUST be worn if available.

Driver

Adult passengers aged 14 and over

Seat belt MUST be worn if available.

Seat belt MUST be worn if available.

Passenger


1.35 metres is approximately 4ft 5ins

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