Approve a minimum age requirement, for children traveling alone in uber and taxi vehicles.
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I believe there should be a minimum age requirement for children to travel alone in Uber and taxi vehicles. Any child regardless of age (even a newborn baby) could travel alone in a Uber or taxi provided the child had the correct car seat or harness. There are currently no laws stipulating that children of any age need to be supervised by a guardian or parent.
I also believe that Uber and taxi drivers should have to apply for a Working With Children's clearance as a basic requirement to ensure our children's safety . This is a vital change that needs to occur.
I recently had to speak out. I was obliged to contact the Police, who then advised a family member of mine against ordering an Uber for my 10 year old son to travel alone at night from their house to my house. Calling the Uber for my son was done without my consent, and it was legal! This is shocking, and needs to change immediately. Children are too vulnerable to travel alone, without proper protection and procedures in place. What if the Uber or taxi vehicle had a breakdown or an accident? Who is responsible for the child's wellbeing? What if the drivers haven't had a check for working with children and it was discovered they were a child offender? As a concerned parent I urge you to sign this petition to help protect our children in the community.
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