Posted February 8th, 2013, 02:32 PM
Most cabs in St Thomas are open air trucks with seats in the back. You will be hard pressed to find a taxi you can use car seats in.
This just isn't true. We were told this before going and with a little looking, found taxis with seatbelts and top tethers. It is possible to use car seats in St Thomas with little difficulty. IMNSHO those "open air taxis" aren't safe for adults either. St Maartin, in our experience, was the same: if you look, you will find!
If you use a bus as a transfer, you definitely do not need car seats. The bus is designed to provide protection without a restraint. It is legal, and not at all different than a 5 year old riding on a school bus, which also doesn't have seatbelts. Store the car seats carefully, where the will not get banged around by other luggage but also not become a projectile in the event you are in a collision.
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