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TAXI DASHCAM PLAN ON HOLD.

PLANS to make putting dash cams in taxis compulsory in Wrexham have been placed on hold amid concerns about the legal risks.

Backbench politicians in the county borough have previously expressed their desire for portable cameras to become mandatory to improve the safety of drivers and passengers.

There are currently CCTV systems in 100 out of the more than 500 taxis and private hire vehicles in the area, but they are installed on a voluntary basis.

Members of Wrexham Council's licensing committee said they felt making it compulsory would help them when considering evidence about the conduct of cab drivers.

At a recent meeting, they asked officers to go away and look into the possibility.

However, after discussing the options with other authorities, licensing officials said it would place the council at risk of punishment from the Information Commissioner's Office.

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Publication:Daily Post (Conwy, Wales)
Date:Mar 27, 2019
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