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TAXI AND PRIVATE HIRE CCTV SOUTHAMPTO

1 Comment 5th July 2010

IT HAS BEEN MADE COMPULSORY TO HAVE CAMERAS FITTED IN ALL VEHICLE LICENCED BY SOUTHAMPTON CITY COUNCIL THESE INCLUDE CHAUFFEUR DRIVEN VEHICLES.IT IS AN INFRINGEMENT OF PEOPLES PRIVACY AND LIBERTIES, WE CANNOT BE LICENCED UNLESS CCTVS ARE FITTED (PARTLY GOVERNMENT FUNDED) WE NOW STAND TO LOSE CONTRACTS BY COMPANIES WHO WE HAVE BEEN DRIVING FOR OVER 16 YEARS CARRYING VIP'S  AND BUSINESS CLIENTS THE CCTVS PHOTOGRAPH AND VOCALLY RECORD EVERYTHING. PLEASE STOP THIS INTRUSIVE LEGISLATION NOW!!

Why does this matter?

1. LOSS OF CONTRACT WORK

2. WASTE OF GOVERNMENT MONEY

3. INFRINGEMENT OF PERSONS PRIVACY

4. UNNECESSARY EXTRA EXPENSE

 

 


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  1. dave toms says:

    CCTV in Taxis and Cabs. The footage and Audio recordings are not available for download due to being encrypted the driver has no access to the material. Education is the key, passengers and drivers should be informed that the only time footage and audio can be seen is by the Local Council Licensing Office or the Local Police. Footage will not be downloaded without notification to the police of an incident having taken place. This is then viewed either by the Police and Council who will then decide if the footage is usable for evidential purposes either locally to help countermand an accusation or indeed for evidence at a Court of Law.
    CCTV
    is a benefit to both the driver and their passengers to help safeguard all parties from violence or sexist and racist abuse etc. Taxi Firms who have CCTV installed have seen an increase in passenger numbers especially lone women and the vulnerable. So surely this is a good thing. Footage can also help in maybe reducing insurance cost’s and of course can be used for any road accidents. Big Brother is not watching you.

    ONCE AND FOR ALL CAN PEOPLE STOP THESE PETTY RUMOURS AND WAKE UP TO THE FACT THAT THIS IS A GOOD THING FOR THE INDUSTRY AS A WHOLE. Finally If the trade does not get on board with this, there is the possibility of the Government becomming involved at sometime in the future, and i think we all know that that could make matters even worse.

    Dave Toms. an interested party in the CCTV in Taxis and Cabs Debate.

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