27 Jan '17, 6am

Booking a #Grab with a child below 1.35m? Chances are, you won't be able to get into the vehicle! Tell us #YourTake

Private-hire cars such as Grab and Uber have been a popular form of transport for locals since it hit Singapore, with Uber drivers reportedly earning an average of $26.08 an hour . However, many were outraged when news broke that private-hire cars are not allowed to carry children standing below 1.35m. What's going on? To the dismay of many Grab and Uber users, the Road Traffic Act makes it illegal for private-hire cars to carry passengers under 1.35m without a booster seat or a child restraint. Taxis, which are considered public service vehicles, are exempted from this rule. Grab and Uber cars are hired under a contract. FAMILIES WITH YOUNG CHILDREN HAVE LESS TRANSPORT OPTIONS WITH THE LAW IN PLACE. PHOTO CREDIT: GRAB For allowing passengers with young children to ride in private-hire cars, drivers can face a $120 composition fine and three demerit points. This forces som...

Full article: https://www.youth.sg/Our-Voice/Your-Take/2017/1/No-means-...

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