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    • frank777
    • By frank777 16th Oct 16, 9:16 AM
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    Black Cab - Seat Belts
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    Black Cab - Seat Belts 16th Oct 16 at 9:16 AM
    Just watched BBC News channel - The Heroes Parade route Manchester - noticed that the passengers didn't wear their seat belts - should you wear seat belts as a passenger in a black cab?
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    • molerat
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    According to ROSPA yes
    Taxis Licensed taxi drivers are exempt from wearing a seat belt when 'plying for trade' or carrying passengers.
    Passengers using taxis and private hire vehicles MUST wear a seat belt.
    http://www.rospa.com/road-safety/advice/vehicles/in-car-safety-and-crashworthiness/seat-belts-law/
    www.helpforheroes.org.uk/donations.html
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    • 16th Oct 16, 9:38 AM
    Just watched BBC News channel - The Heroes Parade route Manchester - noticed that the passengers didn't wear their seat belts - should you wear seat belts as a passenger in a black cab?
    Originally posted by frank777
    Legally, yes but in reality how many of us do and I doubt very few, if any, get prosecuted.
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    • By Head The Ball 16th Oct 16, 12:39 PM
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    • 16th Oct 16, 12:39 PM
    Just watched BBC News channel - The Heroes Parade route Manchester - noticed that the passengers didn't wear their seat belts - should you wear seat belts as a passenger in a black cab?
    Originally posted by frank777
    I don't know the precise details of seat belt law but I always wear a seat belt if one is available, and I did so long before any laws were introduced.
    Who'll remember the ones
    who only rode in them to die
    All their lives are just a smudge
    of smoke against the sky
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