Safety and comfort
First, some words about the safety of our passengers, which is our absolute priority. As it is known, it depends on many factors, but in our opinion the most important of them is the professionalism and experience of the drivers. Our company is based on the same, proven team of drivers who have years of experience and have never broken any traffic rules. We always make sure that before every trip the drivers have sufficient time to rest and prepare for the journey.
Another important element that affects the safety of the passengers is the technical condition of the car. In this respect, the most important is to ensure the proper condition of the tires, the brake system, and the steering and suspension systems. The vehicles that we use, Volkswagen Caravelles and Multivans, have many modern technical solutions and systems which guarantee a high level of security. These include, among other things, airbags and seat belts, ABS, Electronic Stability Program (ESP), electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD), front fog lights with cornering function, etc.
Many of these factors affect driving comfort as well, but the VW Comfort Line Caravelles and the Multivans that we use also feature a range of facilities to ensure that travel with us will allow the passengers to get to their destination in a pleasant and relaxing atmosphere. The most important of these features are large and comfortable seats, a three-zone Climatronic air conditioning system, Wi-Fi, as well as modern audio-DVD equipment, thanks to which the passengers can listen to music and watch movies while travelling.
Transportation of children
Keeping in mind driving safety, special attention should be paid to children, especially since they themselves often will not ask to ensure them safe travel conditions.
The Polish provision concerning safe transport of children reads: „In a motor vehicle equipped with seat belts a child under the age of 12, not exceeding 150 cm in height, shall be transported in a protective car seat or another device for transporting children, corresponding to the weight and height of the child and the appropriate technical conditions”.
Child seats have several functions in the car. During the drive they do not allow the children to move around the interior of the car and protect them against the effects of sudden braking or turning maneuvers. In the event of an accident or collision the seats serve a protective function for the children, making it possible to reduce the consequences of a collision, to delay the movement of the children, and to distribute the forces released during an accident over a larger area and target them on the stronger parts of the body (the chest and the pelvis).
When speaking about transporting children in cars another very important provision of the Road Traffic should be mentioned: „The driver is prohibited from transporting a child under the age of 12 years in the front seat of a motor vehicle, except for a special safety chair.” If there is no possiblity to place a child seat in the vehicle, the child must not be carried in the front seat. „The driver is forbidden to carry a child in a safety seat with its back to the direction of the drive in the front seat of a motor vehicle equipped with an airbag” – a provision which protects children against the negative effects of an airbag.
In a child seat, seat belts, back seat?
Requirements of European highway codes concerning the transport of children:
Austria – up to 12 years and 150 cm in height only in the backseat, in the belts for children
Belgium – up to 3 years in the child seat, up to 12 years in the belts for children
Bulgaria – up to 12 years in the back seat
Croatia – up to 12 years in the back seat
Czech Republic – up to 12 years and 150 cm in the back seat
Denmark – up to 3 years in the child seat, up to 12 years in the seats for children
Estonia – up to 10 years in the back seat
Finland – in a child seat or seat belts adjusted to the height
France – up to 10 years in the child seat or back seat
Germany – up to 12 years and 150 cm only in the back seat, in the belts for children
Greece – up to 10 years in the back seat
Hungary – up to 150 cm in the child seat
Italy – up to 12 years and up to 150 cm in the back seat
Latvia – up to 150 cm in the child seat or in the belts for children
Lithuania – up to 12 years in the back seat
Norway – from 1.6 to 4 years in the child seat, above this age – in the belts for children
Portugal – up to 3 years in the child seat, up to 12 years in the back seat
Romania – up to 12 years in the back seat
Slovakia – up to 12 years and 150 cm in the back seat
Slovenia – up to 12 years in the back seat
Spain – up to 12 years in the child seat or back seat
Switzerland – up to 7 years in the back seat
Sweden – up to seven years in the child seat
The Netherlands – up to 3 years in the child seat, up to 12 years and 150 cm in the back seat
Turkey – up to 12 years in the back seat
United Kingdom – up to 3 years in the child seat, up to 12 years in the belts for children
Wroclaw and Lower Silesia - what is worth visiting?
Wrocław is one of the most beautiful cities in Poland. It is the fourth biggest Polish city and the capital of Lower Silesia. Situated on the river Odra and its four tributaries, it is an exceptional city of 12 islands and 112 bridges. It has over 650 thousand inhabitants.
In the recent years Wrocław has been regaining its well-deserved renown of a city with a great tourist potential. As a place boasting an unusually eventful history, beautiful architecture and picturesque scenery, it now rivals Kraków – recently considered the most „fashionable” city in Europe.
The history of our city dates back to around the 10th century. Legend has it that the city was founded by Vratislaus II, Duke of Bohemia, and this is where the city got its name from.
Wrocław’s rich, multi-cultural and multi-religious history has contributed to the fact that everybody can find here innumerable tourist attractions.
The most popular and most frequently visited places in Wroclaw, in our opinion, are the following:
– Old Town Square and its vicinity
– Ostrów Tumski and the Cathedral
– Panorama of the Battle of Racławice
– historical University of Wrocław
– Zoological Gardens
– Szczytnicki Park, with the Hala Ludowa (People’s Hall, or the Hall of the Century), the Japanese Garden and the Pergola
– National Museum
– Synagogue and Old Jewish Cemetery.
The whole territory of Lower Silesia, however, is an equally rich source of tourist attractions. Here, the best-known and most often visited places to which we take our clients include:
– Piastów Śląskich in Brzeg
• palaces in:
– Polanica Zdrój
– Kudowa Zdrój
– Lądek Zdrój
– Duszniki Zdrój
– Szczawno Zdrój
• and others, such as:
– Cistercian Monastery in Lubiąż
– Kłodzko Stronghold
– Town Hall in Głogów
– Cistercian Abbey in Krzeszów
– Basilica in Wambierzyce
– Wang evangelical church in Karpacz
– Church of Peace in Świdnica.
We will drive you to each of those destinations and to any other place you would like to see. If necessary, we will book for you tickets and a professional guide.
Our company is based in Wroclaw, Poland. We offer for hire elegant 8-person vehicles such as minivans and minibuses with drivers. We also cooperate with tourist agencies, providing rental of comfortable vans and buses. Except for car rental for longer journeys, we offer minibus shuttles and airport – hotel transfers (Berlin, Prague, Warsaw and other European cities), including curb-to-curb service or door-to-door assistance. All our cars are equipped with air-conditioning and ensure the highest level of safety. Our drivers speak English and we have experience providing personal transport for English-speaking travellers.
We hope to be of service to you soon!
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