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A guide to taxi car seat responsibilities in the EU


As a taxi driver, you are legally responsible to ensure that any children are safely and securely seated. This article provides an overview of your responsibilities when driving within the EU. It is recommended you visit your local government website for full details.

Austria

The use of seat belts and child seats is compulsory. However, seat belts are not compulsory for children sitting in the back of taxis.

Belgium

The use of seat belts and child seats is compulsory. However, child seats are not compulsory for children under 18 and shorter than 135 cm sitting on the back of a taxi.

Bulgaria

The use of seat belts and child seats is compulsory.

Croatia

The use of seat belts and child seats is compulsory.

Cyprus

The use of seat belts and child seats is compulsory.

Czech Republic

The use of seat belts and child seats is compulsory.

Denmark

The use of seat belts and child seats is compulsory. However, child seats are not compulsory for children under the age of 3 sitting in the back of a taxi, or children over the age of 3 in the back of a taxi if using a seat belt.

Estonia

The use of seat belts and child seats is compulsory. However, children aged over 3 travelling in a taxi are exempt.

Finland

The use of seat belts and child seats is compulsory.

France

The use of seat belts and child seats is compulsory.

Germany

The use of seat belts and child seats is compulsory.