Wealden Council opens consultation on CCTV in taxis

People are being asked if video surveillance in taxis should be mandatory.

Wealden District Council has launched a public consultation on whether installing video surveillance systems in Hackney carriages and private hire vehicles would have a positive or negative impact on passenger safety.

Councilor Pam Doodes, Public Health Portfolio Holder, said: “There is an important discussion to be had here about CCTV being mandatory in taxis and private hire vehicles in Wealden and we need to know how the trade and indeed those using licensed vehicles feel within the community.

The council said it must consider the safety of taxi drivers, but also consider the impact on their privacy, particularly children and vulnerable adults.

It is believed that CCTV can create a safer environment by deterring and preventing crime. It can also reduce fear of crime, assisting police in investigations and insurance companies in investigating accidents.

Cllr Doodes said: “I would urge everyone to have their say during this consultation period so that the Council can make an informed decision.”

The consultation will run for six weeks until January 20th to allow the public to have their say, and the council is also speaking to drivers, vehicle owners and operators.

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