Each person in the UK is recorded about 70 times a day by CCTV cameras in places ranging from shops and streets to our homes and offices . . . but they remain a contentious issue for taxi drivers.
Arguments for and against installing cameras in black cabs and private hire vehicles have rumbled on for years.
There are few places you can go today without being picked up by an array of security cameras.
Whether it is in a bank, shop, or just walking down the street, the average person is filmed about 70 times a day.
We all look to make savings where we can and there are things you can do to reduce your taxi insurance.
But it is worth remembering that cheap taxi insurance doesn’t mean it’s the best policy for you.
Fitting dashcams could help taxi drivers run their business successfully, the last thing they need is to divert time and effort into dealing with an insurance claim, especially if they were not at fault.
Having dashcams in a taxi provides real-time video evidence of what happened and will help speed up even a straightforward taxi insurance claim.
Taxi drivers will be effected by new laws being introduced next month to reduce distractions on the road make it illegal to use virtually all tech devices while driving.
Under the new regulations which come into force on March 25, anyone caught using mobile phones, tablets, smart watches, PDAs or any other communication devices, will face a £200 fine and 6 points on their licence.
Similar to Telematics a Dash-cam doesn’t take up much room in your vehicle, in fact most people wouldn’t realise it was there. Stowed away neatly behind your rear-view mirror it isn’t the first thing you notice when you get in to your vehicle.
Growing in popularity, the Dash-cam has become a very useful piece of kit, especially for Taxi Drivers.