Child restraint systems (CRS) requirements for children in rideshare vehicles vary by state and city. In 43 states, child passengers in rideshare vehicles are required to be secured in appropriate CRS. However, 28 states exempt taxis from the CRS requirement. Of the 12 cities with relevant policies, eight (67%) require CRS in rideshare vehicles, but not taxis; two cities (17%) require CRS use in both rideshare vehicles and taxis.
BTSCRP Research Report 6: Identifying and Prioritizing Behavioral Interventions to Improve Child Passenger Safety in For-Hire Vehicles, from TRB's Behavioral Traffic Safety Cooperative Research Program, provides, in Part I, guidelines for improving child passenger safety in rideshare and taxi vehicles. The guide covers steps to ensure CRS requirements are complete and consistent, strategies for communicating with for-hire companies, and suggestions for legislative provisions. Part II discusses the goals and methods employed for this project’s research.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2023. Identifying and Prioritizing Behavioral Interventions to Improve Child Passenger Safety in For-Hire Vehicles. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/27067.
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