Fit TaxiTaxi Fit
It' s perfectly legit to take your infant in a New York taxi without a driver's chair - but that doesn't mean you should. "Physical law does not concern itself with the law of the state; your kid needs a vehicle' chair in a vehicle. Taxi cabs are cars," says Baer.
DO NEVER use a Baby Björn or other cloth support instead of a vehicle seat - it is actually more hazardous than not using anything at all (but it is safer to use a cloth support in a local public transport system or subway). If you take a taxi with your baby or small child, you will want a reverse gear chair that YOU will find comfortable (so that you don't get out of the chair at home and get into a taxi without a vehicle seat).
It should be simple to fit the chair in a taxi and on a pram that can be easily lifted into and out of the boot. Do you want your vehicle seats to last as long as possible? Bearer advises to choose a pure back seats with a minimum of 30 lbs minimum load.
"Baer says that the basis is not a security characteristic, but a comfort characteristic. "As long as your beam is correctly mounted, it is just as secure on its own as it is in the basement. "Notice: While in the past there were only a few rear-facing seat models that could not be fitted without their bases, all currently available models can be used with or without their bases.
When used without a basis, most rear-facing chairs in the USA are installed very similarly, as Baer shows here in this training clip from the e-book Ready, Set, Baby! Some few US seating (and essentially any European seat) have a different route for the vehicle's safety harness if the rack is installed without a rest.
As shown in this tutorial movie, this European-style route usually offers a much safer way of installing and increases safety by letting the backrest of the car seat take up as much power as possible. And Baer is recommending these places, which all have a way to Europe: Be sure ANYbody in the cab straps on... even grown-ups in the back of the car.
Reserved passenger death is up to three time more frequent if a passenger is not strapped on at the back, Baer says. In addition, keep the doors open until your child is securely strapped, because locking the doors is your driver's sign to leave. "Encouraging them to use our town - just make it safe," says Baer.
" Please click here for Baer's "Taxi Tip Sheet" for more great tips!