Category Archive: CCTV

Jul 01

Committee rules CCTV in Adur taxis is not compulsory

An Adur taxi driver has praised the council’s ‘common sense approach’ for advising that CCTV in taxis should be discretionary, not compulsory. The issue was considered by Adur District Council’s Licensing committee on Monday, June 19. We thank the committee for taking a common sense approach and considering representations from the trade Sean Ridley, an …

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Mar 18

Taxi drivers face ‘total nightmare’ over £450 CCTV they were ‘forced’ to install

TAXI drivers say the CCTV systems they have been ‘forced’ to install in their cars are invalidating their insurance and running down the vehicles’ batteries. Some cabbies even fear the wiring has made their cars unsafe. Warrington Borough Council ordered every taxi driver in town to fit CCTV in their vehicle to protect drivers and …

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May 21

Nationwide drive for new taxi laws

A SURVIVORS’ group which helped tighten taxi rules in Rotherham after the child sex scandal wants stricter laws across the UK. The Rotherham CSE Steering Group is writing to all councils in the country, urging them to take a similar stance with licensing. New rules imposed by commissioner Mary Ney mean the majority of the …

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May 21

Taxi Drivers CCTV lands ‘sex attack’ liar in Jail

A woman has been sent to prison for falsely claiming a taxi driver sexually assaulted her. Claire Emma Carr, 20, from west Hull was jailed for 12 weeks after she admitted lying. The falsely accused driver today told the Mail he could have “lost everything” if he did not have CCTV in his vehicle – …

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May 20

Every taxi in Warrington is set to have CCTV installed from next month

EVERY taxi in Warrington is set to have CCTV installed in order to protect the security of drivers and passengers. Warrington Borough Council has ordered cabbies across town to fit their vehicles with CCTV after a consultation with drivers, members of the public and partner agencies. It hopes that the cameras, which will be rolled …

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Apr 14

CCTV cameras fitted in Rotherham taxis to ‘rebuild trust’

Taxis in Rotherham are being fitted with CCTV cameras in an effort to rebuild trust in the town’s taxi industry. Drivers have until July 6 to fit the cameras, which are now a requirement under Rotherham Council’s new Taxi and Hackney Carriage policy Only people authorised by the Council can access any recorded footage. Drivers …

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Oct 24

Violence towards taxi drivers sparks CCTV review

A new discussion about putting CCTV in taxis is to take place in light of a number of attacks on cab drivers in Sheffield. Representatives from local taxi firms will meet with councillors on the licensing committee on Thursday to discuss the possibility of making it mandatory for all of Sheffield’s cab drivers to record …

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Sep 16

Man jailed for biting Hastings taxi driver

A PASSENGER who bit a taxi driver in the face during a frenzied attack has been jailed today (Friday). James Pilgrim, 43, of Newgate Road, St Leonards, left Leigh Curtis with injuries including cuts and bruises to his face, a broken nose, broken ribs and requiring stitches to his finger. At a court hearing at …

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Aug 29

Sheffield City Council set to rule on CCTV cameras in taxis in ‘coming weeks’

No decisions have been made yet about whether to introduce CCTV cameras into taxis and private hire cars in Sheffield. Last month Sheffield City Council’s Licensing Committee announced it was reviewing whether to make the cameras mandatory following a serious attack on a Sheffield taxi driver. City Taxis’ driver Arshad Mahmood lost his eye after …

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Jul 31

Rethink on CCTV in Sheffield taxis after attack

CAMERAS could be installed in Sheffield taxis to improve safety after an ‘appalling’ attack which left a driver blinded in one eye. Sheffield Council says it will reconsider mandatory CCTV in its 857 Hackney cabs – a move council chiefs say has come about following the attack on Arshad Mahmood, who was hit in the …

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