Central Bedfordshire Council is consulting on installing CCTV cameras in hackney carriage and private hire vehicles (taxis). This, is says, will help provide the highest standards of public safety for those driving and using licensed vehicles.
The council currently licenses around 650 hackney carriage and private hire vehicles. Under the proposal a pilot scheme would install CCTV in approximately 180 vehicles. This is with a view to making CCTV mandatory in all licensed vehicles from April 2021.
The cameras would be a source of evidence in the case of disputes between drivers and passengers. They also have the potential to discourage anti-social behaviour or crime committed by both drivers and passengers.Read More
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