Technology helps taxi drivers steer clear of trouble

Just like having the right taxi insurance in place, taxi drivers will find technology has a vital role to play in protecting their vehicle and business.

Safety is the priority for everyone who earns their living on our roads and advances in technology – both gadgets as well as vehicle design – have greatly reduced the number of commercial vehicle crashes, including lorries, vans and taxis.

What do you think about CCTV cameras in taxis?

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.

Keeping taxi drivers and passengers safe with cameras

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.

How can I lower my taxi insurance?

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.

Dashcams are the best for taxi insurance

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 effected by new mobile use laws

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.