Review of the Taxi Licensing Policy - Mandatory CCTV

Closes 19 Dec 2022

Opened 27 Oct 2022

Overview

Under Government guidance, councils are expected to consider whether they should have a local policy mandating CCTV in taxis, and South Ribble Borough Council wants to know the views of our residents about this.

On 6 September 2022 members of the Licensing and Public Safety Committee agreed that a consultation exercise with stakeholders should take place on the proposed mandatory policy on CCTV.

CCTV Policy - Committee Report

There are many factors that need to be considered to ensure that the design, specification and operation of any CCTV system is proportionate, justified and pragmatic. Therefore, any decision to mandate CCTV in licensed vehicles cannot be made lightly or quickly.

Firstly, the Council wants to understand if there are local circumstances which indicate that the mandatory installation of CCTV in licensed vehicles would have either a positive or an adverse net effect on the safety of Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicle users, including children or vulnerable adults, and taking into account potential privacy issues.

Accordingly, we welcome feedback and any supporting evidence, in order that the council may take into account any views expressed.

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