TORONTO - A study of 35 taxi companies across the country has found the majority do not provide child restraint devices such as car seats.
The study, by researchers at the University of Western Ontario, was published in the October edition of Paediatrics and Child Health, the journal of the Canadian Paediatric Society.
The companies were asked about child restraint devices, which include car seats and booster seats.
In the telephone survey 30 of the 35 companies - or 86 per cent - said they did not provide any such device.
The study says the companies cited a lack of government regulation as the main reason they do not provide a child restraint device.
According to the authors of the study taxis are considered by all provinces to be public transportation and are therefore not mandated to provide the devices.