The law Child car seats in Taxis

Child car seats: the law

When a child can travel without a car seat,

A child aged 3 or older can travel in a back seat without a child car seat and without a seat belt if the vehicle doesn’t have one.

In most cases, children under 3 must always be in a child car seat.

The rules are different if:

  • the child is in a taxi or minicab,
  • the child is in a minibus, coach or van,
  • the child is on an unexpected journey, for example an emergency,
  • there’s no room for another car seat,

Taxis and minicabs (private hire vehicles).

If the driver doesn’t provide the correct child car seat, children can travel without one – but only if they travel on a rear seat:

  • and wear an adult seat belt if they’re 3 or older,
  • without a seat belt if they’re under 3.

Minibuses and vans:

Minibus or coach drivers and companies don’t have to provide child car seats.
You must provide your own if you want to make sure a child has one.


Children can travel without a child car seat or seat belt, if they’re not available.


All children must travel in rear seats (any seats behind the driver) if a child car seat or an adult seat belt isn’t fitted.

Children aged 3 or older must:

  • use a child car seat if there’s one available in a minibus
  • use an adult seat belt if child car seats are not fitted or are unsuitable


The rules for vans are the same as for cars.

Unexpected journeys

If the correct child car seat isn’t available, a child aged 3 or older can use an adult seat belt if the journey is all of the following:

  • unexpected
  • necessary
  • over a short distance

You can’t take children under 3 on an unexpected journey in a vehicle without the correct child car seat, unless both of the following apply:

  • it’s a licensed taxi or minicab,
  • the child travels on a rear seat without a seat belt.

No room for a third child car seat

Children under 3 must be in a child car seat, Child safety in taxis is essential
If there’s no room for a third child car seat in the back of the vehicle, the child must travel in the front seat with the correct child car seat.

Children aged 3 or older can sit in the back using an adult belt.

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Taximeter F2 Standard F2 RTC

Basic Digitax Operations

The Digitax taximeter has five keys: OP, K1, K2, K3, K4
The taximeter has three working modes: For Hire, Hired and Stopped.

The taximeter’s working modes are selectable by pressing the OP button in the following sequence:


In any of the the above taximeter’s working modes (FOR HIRE, HIRED, STOPPED), the other four keys K1, K2, K3, K4 will exploit a different function, as described below:

For Hire





Taxi in “FOR HIRE”

When the Taxi is parked or it moves without any passengers, the driver selects the For Hire position.

Once the taxi starts the trip, the taxi driver selects the Hired position using the OP key.

K3 – Shows Date and Clock (RTC Only) K4 – Shows Year (RTC Only)

OP – Selects Hired

Taxi in “HIRED”

The “Taxi” roof sign will turn off and the taximeter starts the fare calculation by distance or time.

At the end of the trip, the taxi driver has to select the Stopped position using the OP key.

K1 – Next Tariff (if enabled)
K2 – Insert Extra No.1 (if enabled) K3 – Insert Extra No.2 (if enabled) K4 – Clear Extras

OP – Selects Stopped

Taxi in “STOPPED”
In this postion it may be possible to add

other extras to the fare (if enabled).

The taxi driver then presses OP to return to For Hire.

K1 – Insert Special Extras (if enabled) K2 – Insert Extra No.3 (if enabled)
K3 – Insert Extra No.4 (if enabled)
K4 – Add Extras to Fare

OP – Selects For Hire

Turning the Meter Off

On the 32 Block F2 and F2 RTC meters the meter can be turned off by pressing the K2 and K4 buttons at the same time. The only exception to this is on the 4 Block F2 where the K1 button will turn the meter off.
The meter can be turned on again by pressing the OP button.

Select For Hire position.
Press K1 and K3 together.
The signs “FOR HIRE” and “STOPPED” are lit up.

The big display shows the Day number on the left, and the Month number on on the right.
The small display shows the Time in Hours and Minutes.

Day Month

How to set Time and Date (RTC Version only)

Press K1 to set the Day number.
Press K2 to set the Month number.
Press K3 to set the Hour number (24 hour clock). Press K4 to set the Minute number.

Press OP to set the Year.
Press K1 to increase the Year number. Press K2 to decrease the Year number.

Hour Minutes

Please Note: The ability to set the time and date may have been disabled depending on the setup of the meter.

How to Convert the Local Currency into Euros and Vice Versa

(if enabled)

In Hired and Stopped modes press the K3 key to toggle from the local currency to Euros and vice versa.

Memory Functions

The taximeter records and keeps data in 2 memory blocks, each divided into 7 sections. Block 1 can be read and erased freely, Block 2 can only be read. The memory sections correspond to:

Index 1 – Total Number of Trips
Index 2 – Total Units
Index 3 – Total Miles in Hired/Stopped Index 4 – Total Miles
Index 5 – Hours in Waiting Time
Index 6 – Income by the Fare
Index 7 – Income by the Extras

Memory Data

Memory Block
Memory Index


How to Read the Memory Content

  1. Select the For Hire position.
  2. Press K2 and K1 together
  3. The “FOR HIRE” sign will start blinking and the extras display will show the memoryindex.
  4. K2 increases the index number.
  5. K1 decreases the index number.
  6. K3 toggle between Block 1 and Block 2.
  7. Press OP to end the memory reading and return to For Hire.How to Print the Memory Content(if a printer is attached)
  1. Select the For Hire position.
  2. Press K2 and K1 together
  3. The “FOR HIRE” sign will start blinking and the extras display will show the memoryindex.
  4. Reach the memory index 5 by pressing the K2 key.
  5. Reaching location 5, press the K4 key to print out the content of both Block 1 and Block2. The “FOR HIRE” sign will stop blinking and the printer will start.
  6. Press OP to end the printing procedure and go back to the For Hire position.How to Erase the Memory Content
  1. Select the For Hire position.
  2. Press K2 and K1 together
  3. The “For Hire” sign will start blinking .
  4. Reach the memory index 6 by pressing the K2 button
  5. Press K4. This will erase Block 1’s content and, if a printer is attached, will print outMemory Block 1 and 2.

VIP service – Celebrity transfer

VIP service

We offer discrete yet personal services for your VIP clients.
It will be our incentive to take best best care of all travel and VIP transfer needs.
Hire your vehicle with chauffeur for a day or multiple days
Basic services such as travel reservations, dinner reservations, and comfort services are available in all programs.

Chauffer VIP Service

A VIP service affords the luxury of having every conceivable request met through our international connections and resources.

At your disposal:

  • Coordination of special requests while traveling.
    Itinerary planning of all VIP, business and leisure travel.
  • Discrete meet and greet at the Edinburgh, Dundee and Glasgow International Airports.
  • Pick up and luggage handling.
  • Services and Mercedes Viano or Vito tourer MPV 24hrs.
  • Reservations and referrals to most Golf Courses.

Where timekeeping is crucial the VIP executive is provided with our very best assistance and local knowledge of the St Andrews Areas.
We can further save time by handling all your logistics and travel arrangements.
With all necessary discretion, we can work with your staff to make certain all your requests are met.

  • Leisure and business travel arrangements.
  • Private luxury VIP transfer.
  • Suggestions for the best restaurants and hotels

Ground Transportation
Gold ground transportation provider for Scotland,

  • 24 hours Taxi Cab Service
  • Dedicated hours
  • Vehicles for your specific needs.

Our VIP chauffeurs are trained to provide discrete service and understated for all discerning passengers, dignitaries, celebrities and VIP’s.
Our Mercedes vehicles are complete with “privacy glass”, leather upholstery and climate control.

We can handle precise procedures and protocols that accompany VIP arrivals and departures to and from U.k.airports that provide for private or schedule flights.
Our VIP Chauffeurs in St Andrews will transfer you seemlessly between your villa, hotel and your chosen airport facility.

Decision Makers of Companies, Travel Agents, Honeymoon couples, A guest who had a bad experience on his last visit, Journalists, Event Planners, GM or Unit head of Companies etc.

Board of Directors, Owners, Partners, Celebrities, Loyalty members, Head of States or countries, Senior Government officials etc.

The difference between a taxi and a limousine transport is also reflected in the preparation of each ride. Before departure, all our drivers check the scheduled route for particularities and keep an alternative route as a plan B. In this way we try to prevent and avoid any form of delay.

Convenience and safety.

In the taxi, the meter is started as soon as the guest gets in. With a Chauffeur service, the passenger does not have to worry about any direct payment for the service, we work on an invoice basis. This way, a P.A does not have to worry that guests are bothered with the inconvenience that requires payment after the ride. Should the guest ever forget / lose something in the car due to any circumstance, our office can always be contacted directly. In general, we can quickly track lost items.

Last but not least: discretion.

Unlike a street taxi driver, all our drivers have signed an extensive nondisclosure agreement. As a result, discreet conversations, locations and situations will always be confidential.

THC driving laws UK

THC driving laws UK

For THC driving prosecution does not have to prove that a person’s driving was impaired or a level of intoxication was reached, simply that the drugs were present in the system.

Having more than 2µg of Delta-9-tetrahydrocannibinol, or THC driving, per 100ml of blood is considered a positive test, and is likely to lead to prosecution.
A swab of saliva or sweat at the roadside, and if a positive test gets recorded then the driver will be taken to the police station for an evidential test.
The evidential test will consist of a blood sample being taken for analysis.

  • Minimum penalty for THC driving is a 12-month disqualification from driving.
  • Maximum £5,000 fine and up to six months in prison.
  • More serious charges may also be brought if you were found to have caused an accident, caused injury, or caused damage to property AND tested positive for cannabis.

There is much debate over how much cannabis will put someone in excess of the prescribed limit, as well as how long it will remain in the system for the purpose of saliva testing.
Most groups agree that any intentional use is likely to mean that a person is over the limit for at least a period of 10 hours, in the case of saliva roadside testing.
Heavy users are more likely to be over the limit for a longer period of time.
It is worth noting that, as with alcohol consumption, cannabis is metabolised at different rates in different people, so it is impossible to accurately make any predictions.

Any level of cannabis use is illegal, and the safest option is to avoid its consumption altogether.

There are very few people that have a legitimate, medicinal prescription for cannabis,
If you test positive at the roadside, you should have a medical defence that you can call on in court as long as you can produce a valid prescription.

Cannabis is detectable by saliva testing

Just like blood testing, saliva testing detects the presence of parent drugs and not their inactive metabolites. This results in a shorter window of detection for cannabis by saliva testing. Delta 9 THC is the parent compound.

If saliva samples are tested in a lab:

  • The detection level can be as low as 0.5 ng/mL (up to 72 hours after intake) and if an onsite instant saliva drug test is used, the cut off level is generally 50 ng/mL
    (up to 12 hours after intake).

Eight prescription drugs have been included in the list of drugs to be tested by police, with limits set above typically prescribed levels. As well as these prescription drugs, the list also includes eight illegal narcotics, notably cocaine and cannabis which are known to impair reactions and functions.

Kingsbarns Distillery near St.Andrews

Kingsbarns distillery near St Andrews is located about 15 mins or about 14km 8 miles from Saint.Andrews and 3 miles from Crail.

The charming visitor centre features an exhibition and the opportunity to go inside the original 18th century doocot now carefully restored and housing the first cask of whisky making process and show you round the working distillery finishing with a whisky tasting.

We participated as a team event and did the tour around explaining the whole process from drilling for water, sourcing barley, producing malt and the profound skills involved in distilling right trough to bottling this refined treat.

There are 3 distinguished tours:

  • Kingsbarns tour (1hour) 10:30 – 11.30 – 12.30 – 13.30 – 14.30 – 15.30 £8
  • Doocot tour (1.5hours) 11.00 and 15.00 £20
  • Dream to Dram tour 2.5hours by arrangement £50

Kingsbarns Distillery – Cambo Estate Kingsbarns – Fife near St Andrews opened to the public by 1st of December 2014 and will produce Single Malt Scotch Whisky.


St Andrews distillery at Kingsbarns
Kingsbarns Distillery St Andrews

The Wemyss family, independent bottlers of Wemyss Vintage Malts and extend their range in cooperation with and the Kingsbarns Company of Distillers.

The new distillery near St Andrews placed in a converted farm steading and comprises the distillery covering 6,000 square feet, a cafe, a shop and the visitors centre.

It will be the nearest distillery to the St.Andrews area interesting for tourists with a real interest in the distilling, brewing and fermenting of alcohol also Kings barns is also famed for its golf course.

Upon completion visitors will walk from the car park past the original well which acted as the main water supply to the farm, into the octagonal shaped distillery entrance which used to be a horse gang mill. Then visitors have the option to enjoy the visitors centre and continue on the tour of the distillery, or simply visit the onsite shop and cafe.

The distillery and visitors centre boasts an interpretation space where guests can learn about the history of the area and malt whisky in Scotland from a tour guide, as well as being shown firsthand the distilling process. The final stop on the distillery tour is to one of the tasting rooms on the upper floor.

The still house, which is currently under construction, will hold the equipment to mill and mash the malt. It will also hold wash back vessels where the fermentation of the malt takes place and the two stills used for distillation. There sulting new make spirit has to mature for at least three year in oak casks before it can be called single malt Scotch Whisky. Warehousing will take place in another location.

When the center opens it will provide over 20 jobs to local people over full time, part time and seasonal contracts.

“In the long term the center will be a welcome boost to the local economy, bringing more tourism and employment opportunities to the area as well as growing the existing Wemyss Vintage Malt brand.”

Velvet Fig is a new limited edition blended malt matured wholly in ex Oloroso sherry casks, evoking rich autumn and winter fruits and spices.
Internationally acclaimed musician James Yorkston who is from the local area, of Kingsbarns, celebrated the opening by performing an intimate set including a song he penned especially for the occasion.

Kingsbarns distillery near St Andrews

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