Regarding the transport of children, usage of child seats is mandatory as per § 21 para 1a of the Road Traffic Act (StVo). In addition there exists an exemption for the non-regular transportation with taxis because of practical reasons.
The following seat classes must be distinguished:
|0||up to 10 kg||0-1 year||Parents or exemption|
|I||10-18 kg||1-4 years||One child must be secured|
|II||15-25 kg||4-7 years||
Two children must
|III||22-36 kg||7-12 years|
Consequently, two children of classes II and III as well as one child of class I must be secured at least. Children of class 0 are exempted from that obligation due to a special exception, which only applies to non-regular transports. In the case of regular transportation of infants proper child seats are mandatory for class 0 as well.
If a driver doesn't carry along the necessary child seats, he will call our centre to send an appropriate replacement taxi.