in a practical world be treated so as to give a right to every person injured by
them to demand relief” (p. 580).
 There is no moral wrong committed by a taxi driver when
he leaves it to the adult passenger to decide whether to buckle
and remain buckled during the fare.
 Adult passengers are obliged to buckle their seat belts.
There is no financial incentive or disincentive on a taxi driver as
to whether the adult passenger chooses to wear a seat belt. A taxi
driver does not discourage the use of the seat belt. The seat belts
are there as required by law. The adult passenger is free to use it
or not use it.
 If the taxi driver drives safely and provides a safe taxi
cab, in my view, there is no moral wrong committed by the taxi
driver because the adult passenger, through their choice if they
are sober or their inability to make a choice because of self-induced intoxications, does not to buckle their seat belt.
V. Carrying out the suggested duty of care would be
unmanageable for taxi drivers
 If a duty of care as suggested were imposed on a taxi
driver, the responsibility on the taxi driver could not be realistically and properly carried out by the taxi driver.
 The taxi driver would have to determine whether adult
passengers are intoxicated; the extent of the intoxication; and
whether the intoxication was such that the adult passenger is not
capable of buckling their own seat belt. It is difficult to imagine
how a taxi driver would manage this responsibility for each and
 Taken further, if the taxi driver’s responsibility is to all
adult passengers who are “vulnerable”, a taxi driver would have
to manage this responsibility for any passenger with a mental or
physical disability, or other possible cause of vulnerability such as
drugs, illicit or otherwise. It is difficult to imagine how a taxi
driver could carry out this responsibility, especially when the category of “vulnerable” adult passenger suggested is so broad.
 Turning now to the continuing responsibility suggested
(that the taxi driver is responsible to ensure the adult passenger
remains buckled), placing such a responsibility on a taxi driver is
unwieldy and dangerous. Imposition of such a duty distracts the
taxi driver from his primary obligation: to drive safely. This puts
the taxi driver, other passengers and users of the road at risk.
This is not in society’s interest to maintain road safety.
 Further, what the taxi driver is to do if the adult passenger unbuckles is problematic. Does the taxi driver pull over and