GrabCar vehicles to get child booster seats soon

Ride-hailing firm Grab announced on Thursday (March 9) that all the cars under its GrabCar platform will be equipped with child booster seats within the "next few months".
Ride-hailing firm Grab announced on Thursday (March 9) that all the cars under its GrabCar platform will be equipped with child booster seats within the "next few months".PHOTO: GRAB

SINGAPORE - Ride-hailing firm Grab announced on Thursday (March 9) that all the cars under its GrabCar platform will be equipped with child booster seats within the "next few months".

The ride-hailing firm has partnered with child seat provider Carfoldio to equip its private-hire cars with compact booster seats, which are suitable for children, who weigh between 15kg and 36kg, and are aged between four and seven.

Under the Road Traffic Act children who are shorter than 1.35m are required to use car seats when travelling in cars, including private-hire vehicles. Taxis are excluded from this requirement.

The initiative is an extension of the GrabFamily service, which Grab has been testing for the past six months.

Those travelling with children can select the GrabFamily option on the Grab app to ensure they are allocated vehicles with booster seats. The ride will cost $2 more than a normal GrabCar ride.

"Ultimately the goal is to make child-friendly shared transport services more accessible to everyone," said GrabCar Singapore head Andrew Chan.