In July 2020, the Department for Transport (DfT) published statutory taxi and PHV standards. These include a number of standards that taxi and PHV licensing authorities are expected to implement. The standards also state that all licensing authorities should undertake a consultation on in-vehicle CCTV in taxis and PHVs.
TfL are conducting a consultation seeking views on the use of in-vehicle CCTV in taxis (black cabs) and private hire vehicles (including minicabs) in London.
They are interested in your views on the following:
- Do you think all taxis (black cabs) and PHVs (including minicabs) in London should have in-vehicle CCTV fitted as a mandatory requirement or should the current position of allowing vehicle owners to choose to fit in-vehicle CCTV systems be maintained
- What are your views of the local considerations to take into account in London and how this affects whether in-vehicle CCTV should be mandatory in all London licensed taxis and PHVs
- What positive impacts you think could be achieved if in-vehicle CCTV was in operation in all London licensed taxis and PHVs
- What adverse impacts you think may arise if in-vehicle CCTV was in operation in all London licensed taxis and PHVs
You can let TfL know what you think by completing this survey.
Please visit the consultation website for more information. The closing date for responding to the consultation is Monday 22 March 2021.
This is a public consultation and TfL are keen to hear the views of anyone with an interest in this subject, so if you know of anyone who might have a view please
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If you have any questions about this, please email [email protected] with 'In vehicle CCTV in taxis and PHVs' in the subject line.