Posted April 16th, 2012, 07:39 PM
While I haven't been to Tortola (yet), we did see the open air taxis in St Thomas. I wouldn't ride in one, nevermind let my children go in them. We found, with some research and a bit of effort, a vehicle with seatbelts for everyone and even a top tether for DS2's car seat.
It is physiologically impossible to hold anyone, including an infant, in the vehicle in the event of a collision. Plus since you are not restrained, you are all likely to be ejected from the vehicle, increasing the risk of injury.
I always say that I trust seatbelts and car seats more than I trust the health care systems of the countries we visit. But that's me.
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