Dubai Taxi Child Seats

February 12, 2012 | By More

Child Seats on Dubai Airport Taxis

Dubai Airport Taxi Child SeatsDubai Airports taxi fleet of the Dubai Taxi Corporation at the Roads & Transport Authority will be equipped with free child seats as part of the “Child Safety First” campaign in co-operation with ‘BabyShop’.

The campaign, which will runs for 3 months, aims at advancing the awareness of the importance of using child seats onboard taxis in Dubai for the safety of children as well as the peace of mind of their family members during their daily travels.

Reports released by the Dubai Health Authority indicate that 63% of crash victims in Dubai are children, which is 3 times the prevailing international rate of 22.3%, the RTA has opted to curb these exorbitant rates to bring them in line with its strategy and vision of providing Safe and Smooth Transport for All in Dubai.

Acting CEO of Dubai Taxi Corporation, Yousef Al Ali said..

Under this Campaign, the DTC has coordinated efforts of 3 affiliated departments such as the Resources and Support, Fleet Drivers Affairs and Fleet Operations as well as BabyShop where fifty child seats have been issued and fitted to fifty cabs in Dubai deployed to Dubai Airport with special emphasis on Ladies Taxi and Family Taxi services. Customers can order a cab in Dubai fitted with a child seat when calling the Booking and Despatch Centre at the RTA Public Transport Agency.

Booklets have been published in English and Arabic, enhanced by the logos of the Dubai Taxi Corporation as well as Graco, the supplier of child seats to 

The information booklets contain information about the safety and security of children on board, types of seats for the front seats, safety instructions on roads and how to fit these seats to the vehicle.

Booklets also include instructions about child safety indoor and outdoor, on board the vehicle, and on the public road along with key accessories needed to enhance the safety of children, and appropriate means of ensuring the child safety at home or outside, among others. These booklets have also been distributed at all BabyShop outlets across 
the UAE. This initiative is also being promoted through running ads on various Dubai Airport taxis, besides that, last September the BabyShop provided training to cabdrivers in Dubai on how to fix and install the child seat together with the child’s posture in the seat in order to uphold the child’s safety.

Vinod Talreja, BabyShop Chief Executive, said:

“We are delighted to join hands with the Dubai Taxi Corporation and the Roads and Transport Authority as part of our quest for ensuring children’s safety in Dubai, and passengers’ peace of mind. Children are exposed to many accidents and injuries inside and outside their homes due to the technological advancements witnessed by the world today.

Therefore, we, at BabyShop, are keen on designing a bunch of effective products to protect children from harm and provide them with the highest degree of safety during their mobility.”


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