Dubai Taxis to be fitted with CCTV cameras
In new pilot project to 'monitor drivers and for general security'
Ever feel like you're being watched? Well, you might have to get used to the feeling pretty soon if a pilot scheme by Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) get's the go ahead. The RTA has installed CCTV cameras in taxis 'to monitor the performance of drivers and for general security'.
Each cab involved in the pilot project has been equipped with three tiny cameras.
Abdullah Yousuf Al Ali, CEO, Public Transport Agency, RTA, explained to Gulf News: “The installation of cameras in taxis is a project under trial. The project has been ongoing over the past six months. Until now a few taxis have been equipped and we are testing the system with different types of cameras to get the best results. Each taxi includes three CCTVs, one on the driver only [not covering passengers] and the other two for rear and front [outside the vehicle].”
It's yet to be decided if all taxis in Dubai, including those operated by franchises, will be fitted with the cameras but there's a good chance your messy journey home after Barasti could soon be on camera. Don't say we didn't warn you!