New traffic rules leave taxi drivers confused

UAE taxis are not equipped to transport children based on the new laws
ByMashal AbbasiWednesday , 05 July 2017
New traffic rules leave taxi drivers confused

Starting July 1, all children below the age of four are required to be strapped in age-appropriate car seats.

Taxis throughout the UAE are not equipped with car seats, thus causing massive confusion with regards to whether or not chldren should be allowed to travel in taxis unrestrained.

Khaleej Times has reported that taxi drivers have not received any official notice or guidelines regarding the new rules.

“I got to know about the law through radio, I haven’t received any instructions from the management on how to deal with the situation. I don’t know what to say to passengers if they are accompanied by toddlers,” said Mohammad Furqan, a Dubai-based taxi driver.

Taxi drivers are also concerned about fines, as it is the driver's responsibility to ensure all passengers are abiding by the laws.
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