Getting into a taxi can be a convenient transfer option to get to your holiday accommodation, for day trips abroad or even just to get around, but what should you keep in mind when travelling with young children?
If your child is under the age of 7, it is always advisable to make sure you have a car seat for the taxi ride, even if it is not a legal requirement in the country you are visiting. You can bring your own, or you can call ahead to see if your taxi can come with a safety seat already in place, even if this means having to wait a little longer.
If you are taking a taxi ride, check the car safety seat law, as it varies from region to region. Some taxi drivers may not be aware that car seats for certain ages are mandatory or will not enforce proper safety measures, so it is always best to be aware to make sure your child is traveling safely and legally.
If your child is old enough to wear a seat belt, then make sure the shoulder belt is worn in the proper place across the chest. It does not offer any protection to the head or chest if it is behind the back or arm, so it is important that it is worn correctly.
If you’re going to take a taxi, it’s very important that you take your time to make sure the safety seats are properly adjusted and that everyone is safe and comfortable, even if the driver is anxious to get going. Remember that you are the customer, and the customer is always right.
If you know you will need a taxi, whether for a transfer or a day trip, book the taxi in advance either through your hotel or a trusted company. You’ll know what to expect, avoid queues at taxi ranks, and know you’re traveling with a safe and reliable organization.
It may also be worth noting down some phone numbers of local taxi companies with good taxi rank addresses so you can get a reliable ride while you’re away and if necessary.
Enjoy the trip!
If you want to know more about the area you’re driving through, then your taxi driver can be a great person to talk to. Chances are they’re used to talking to tourists and are familiar with the surroundings, so it’s always worth asking. With Benidorm transfers you will make one of your best trips as they are specialists in transfers and make your trip as pleasant as possible.