bucklemeup® for taxis
It is now compulsory for passengers in all taxis, Ubers and commercial vehicles to wear seat belts – substantial fines and loss of points apply.
It is no doubt that wearing a seatbelt increases your chance of survival and reduces your risk of injury by 75%* for rear seat occupants in a road crash. Taxi drivers must now also make their passengers safer by wearing a seatbelt. In a crash impacting on the driver’s side, an unrestrained driver can be thrown around the vehicle, injuring their front seat passenger. *Source: World Health Organisation
It is now compulsory for Taxi drivers to wear a seatbelt as well as their passengers. If a passenger over the age of 16 is not wearing a seatbelt they will be fined and if a passenger under the age of 16 years is not wearing a seatbelt the Taxi driver will be fined. It is now the drivers’ responsibility to ensure every passenger is properly restrained. *Source: NSW Transport
Drivers are also responsible for ensuring any children who are not big enough or old enough to use a seatbelt are secured in an appropriate child car seat or booster seat.
The bucklemeup® for taxis invention is a monitoring and alert system for passenger cars that detects and alerts the driver when the latching mechanism is released on a rear seatbelt.
bucklemeup® for taxis is an after market globally patented passenger seatbelt reminder and alert. It will alert the cab driver, when a passenger unbuckles or is not restrained in the back seat. Once alerted, the taxi driver can take action to ensure the passenger is safely secured.
bucklemeup® for taxis keeps passengers safely buckled up at all times, leaving the driver free to concentrate on the road ahead and no worries about incurring fines or loosing demerit points.