Why the need?
Many parents are concerned on the lack of child restraint in taxis and private-hire vehicles when they are travelling with their young children. Many young parents can attest to the difficulty of handling their young kids, especially when they are alone and have 2 to 3 kids with them.
It may not be common knowledge to many that it is against the law for a private-car driver (uber/grab), to provide transportation service to anyone below the height of 1.35m without a child seat or proper child restraint. The only exemption to the rule is Taxi, public buses and MRT. Children below the height of 1.35m, request for a GrabFamily instead.
Who are the drivers
Selected drivers who has undergone training and has accumulated a high passenger rating are invited to provide the service.
What is the cost and charges
Base Fare – $4.55
Per KM rate – $0.68
Additional waiting time surcharges ($5/10) applies
Toll Charges (ERP/Sentosa)
Additional stops ($5/stop within 5km)
Get ready for GrabFamily
Currently, the service is still in testing mode and may not be readily available to everyone. Be prepared for a longer waiting time before the service is fully launched. The next time you are travelling with young children below the height of 1.35m, request for this service
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