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Taxi CCTV cameras deter crime and improve vehicle safety and security

Posted on 2nd Mar, 2011 by Jonathan Peach

Taxi drivers who use in-car CCTV cameras to make late night pick-ups will make them and their passengers safer.

The new covert technology deters crime by reminding passengers that their conduct whilst travelling in taxis is being recorded and will be used as evidence against them if they commit any crimes.

Taxi driving can be a risky business. Many taxi drivers suffer verbal or even racial abuse by drunken passengers and passengers run away without paying their fares.

Each compact ‘cigarette sized’ camera records real time images and audio.

Drivers can activate the reversing camera by pushing a button on the dashboard.

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