About the CCTV in taxis consultation
We're holding a public consultation on the introduction of CCTV cameras in hackney carriage and private hire vehicles (taxis).
We're proposing to install CCTV in approximately 180 vehicles as part of a pilot, with a view to learning from the trial and CCTV becoming mandatory in all vehicles from 2021.
We currently licence around 650 hackney carriage and private hire vehicles.
We believe the introduction of CCTV in taxis will improve safety for both passengers and drivers. However, we understand there are always concerns about recordings like this. There is a balance between protection of privacy and improving safety. We've proposed some measures that seek to achieve the right balance.
We're keen to hear feedback on this proposal from the public, drivers, operators, town and parish councils and any other interested organisations or people before making a final decision on implementation approach.