Buenos Aires taxis will have small seats for the boys to travel safely

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Child seats in taxis in Buenos Aires. Photo: ANSV.

For now, there will be one hundred units available across the City with spaces reserved for boys.

Hundred Taxis of the City of Buenos Aires will have a Child Restraint System (CRI) an element commonly called children’s chair or armchair. Thus, the little ones who travel in one of them will be able to do so in a safer way.

The National Road Safety Agency (ANSV) and the Union of Taxi Drivers of the Federal Capital have signed an agreement for a hundred units to be equipped with child seats. In addition to the delivery of the material, drivers will receive road safety training for children and the correct use and installation of car seats.

Drivers will be identified by their first and last name national ID and phone number, and this information will be available in the ANSV website so that the responsible adults who have to move the children can contact them.

Buenos Aires taxis will have small seats for the boys to travel safely

The ANSV Road Observatory has detected that currently in Argentina, barely 3 out of 10 children under 10 circulate safely in a child restraint system as required by law. And only 15% circulate correctly adjusted in the seats, without placement errors.

According to tests, the correct use of car seats reduces risk by up to 70% fatal consequences in the event of a road accident.

Little by little (slower than it should), road safety is taking hold in public transport. This year, La Rioja became the first province in the country to have a child restraint system in urban, interurban and rural transport.

How should children travel by car?

In Argentina, the national traffic law states that children under 10 must travel strapped in the back seat with the Child Restraint System (CRI) corresponding to its height and weight. The exception are some provinces that have their own legislation in this regard. For example, in the city of Buenos Aires, children under the age of 12 and less than one and a half meters tall must do so.

A few months ago, the evaluation program for child restraint systems (Pesri), dependent on the Latin NCAP (it is the organization that carries out the crash tests for the region), presented the results of the evaluation of several Child restraint systems (CRS) sold in Argentina and the rest of Latin America.

To find out more about the placement of child seats in the rear seats, consult this special file from TN cars .

Source: TN

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