Posted December 2nd, 2012, 11:28 PM
Yes I am one of THOSE parents who somehow managed to miraculously find a seatbelt in every taxi we have ever traveled in and spent almost 7 years carrying car seats for 2 kids.
And rugrats loves me for this - pssst - it's easier to drag a car seat than a tiny coffin.
JUST got back from the Caribbean - one major accident in St. Thomas right ahead of us - closed down the road to the port (ya know that mountainous death-defying my God we are taking our lives in our own hands for even considering being in this car - road)
BOTH taxis we hailed were 13 passenger vans with guess what? OMG - seatbelts! How clever!
And funny enough the first thing I did when I climbed in and saw them - I told my husband "don't put that on yet - let me take a picture for the family board!" Yeah he knows I'm nuts
I keep hearing about these "open air safari taxis with bench seating" but guess what folks - just say no
If you wouldn't stick your child in YOUR car in the back seat and drive 30 miles down a killer mountainous road then why on Earth would you stick your child in a stranger's car and do the same thing?