What are the rules regarding kids and seatbelts within Rideshare / Omnibus vehicles ?
Let us explain …………………………..
My Getaway Driver operate under the Omnibus rules and regulations and as such, do not have to carry / use child seats within our vehicles when we do Airport Transfers etc
We do however extend to customers that they can use their own childseats within our vehicles and if travelling abroad, these childseats can be kept with us for safe keeping until they return and have the same driver / vehicle and their own childseats waiting for them to use on the return trip.
Under WA law, all drivers and passengers are required to wear a seat belt. Passengers under the age of 16 must be appropriately restrained according to the seatbelt rules of the state.
In WA, on 26th June 2018, the Road Safety Commission is updating the laws regarding child restraints for taxi / Rideshare / omnibus drivers.
Drivers will be responsible for ensuring passengers aged one to seven years old are restrained appropriately in adult seat belts if children seats are not available. Omnibus licence holders will be liable to be penalised if they do not ensure all children under seven are restrained appropriately in their vehicle.
Children under the age of one are able to be held by a caregiver who is over 16 years of age and not in the front seat of the vehicle.
In vehicles with multiple rows of seats, children under the age of seven must sit in the rear of vehicle unless all other seats are filled with other passengers under the age of seven.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to carry seats in my vehicle ?
No. In other cities around the world there are products that do require you to have a child seat but here in Perth these products do not currently exist. If you do have a child seat that you would like to make available to your riders, please store this in the boot of your car so you can still accommodate a full car of adult riders and can access the child seat if/when needed.
What if the Child under 7 refuses to put on the adult seat belt ?
This responsibility falls down to the parents of the child and if the child will not wear the seatbelt or sit still, then due to safety regulations, the trip / booking will have to be terminated.
Under Rideshare / Omnibus regulations, all riders and driver-partners are expected to follow relevant road rules – such as wearing seat belts.
If a rider will not wear a seat belt, remind them that it is a legal requirement and that you cannot drive until their seat belt is securely buckled. If they still refuse to wear a seat belt, the Department Of Transport recommend you cancel the trip. Customers will be liable for the cost of the cancelled trip.

Ten Top Travel Tips

 

Ten Travel Tips

If this is your first time traveling abroad – or maybe you just need a refresher – here’s a list of 10 tips you should do or bring before your trip.

 

Health

  1. Check-in with your Health providers – Doctor, Dentist and insurance cover. Double check and make sure that you have all of the proper vaccinations and that you don’t have any outstanding teeth issues, a lot of our clients recommend QVC Dental Baldivis & Port Kennedy etc and that you have renewed all essential prescriptions.  Also ask your medical insurance provider if your policy applies overseas for emergencies. If it doesn’t, consider adding extra coverage,  consider inexpensive  Post Office Insurance through locally owned and operated Baldivis Post Office owned by Scott, an award winning Post Office.

    QVC Dental Baldivis & Port Kennedy

     

     

     Scott Burnham from Baldivis Post Office

  2. Take copies of your passport. If your passport gets lost or stolen you want to be sure that you can still get back into the country, or be able to prove your citizenship.
  3. Leave a copy of your passport. For extra backup, leave a copy of your passport at home or with someone you trust. Consider making an electronic copy you can store in your email account as well.

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Money

  1. Make sure your credit card will work in the country you’re visiting. Not all countries accept the outdated magnetic-strip cards. Most have now switched almost completely to the more secure chip-and-PIN technology, if you don’t have a credit card, consider the ultimate travel companion with $0 annual fee from Bankwest. It can even be paired with a Bankwest Halo ring for ease of carrying ( or not carrying as you wear it )
  2. Research your holiday destination before you go – This will make sure you get the full potential of your time in the desired destination, even better is to book with Mobile Travel Agents – Chris Pain who can both guide you through where you are planning on going and give you the best deal and also discuss options at the destination.
  3. Take a Travel charger / adapter – Countries have different size plugs and voltage. So if you want to use your iPod, make sure you can charge it.
  4. Activate your phones global activities – There’s usually a charge for doing this, but it is much less than the roaming charges you’ll get if you don’t. Also consider a PrePaid TravelSIM+

 

Luggage

  1. Pack an extra set of clothes in your carry-on bag – Don’t be one of those travelers decked out in J’adore Paris apparel because the airline lost your luggage and you have nothing else to wear.
  2. To check a bag or not to check bag – Each airline has its own set of guidelines as to how many bags can be checked or carried on for free. Make sure to look up what your airline’s rules are to avoid any incremental fees.
  3. Arrange someone to look out for your home whilst your away – When you are thousands of miles away, the last thing you want is a phone call from a neighbor saying your house has been burgled. Arrange someone to be a designated key holder and clear your post, free newspapers while your away. Also if you live in the City Of Rockingham area, consider the Councils free Holiday Watch program that is available to you.

 

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