Use of child seats in licensed vehicles

Please note that the exemptions to the general requirements about the use of suitable child seats in licensed hackney carriages and private hire vehicles would appear to be unchanged, despite information on GOV.UK

In a licensed hackney carriage or private hire vehicle:

  • children under 3 can travel without a child’s car seat or seat belt, but only on a rear seat
  • children aged 3 or older can travel in a front or rear seat without a child’s car seat if they wear an adult seat belt

If a suitable child seat or booster seat is available, it must be used by all children under 12 years of age or under 135 cm tall.

Please see the GOV.UK or RoSPA websites for further information on carrying children in vehicles.

If any further clarification on this issue is received, it will be published on this page.