UAE: From now onwards Dubai taxis are equipped with surveillance cameras
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has draped the whole fleet of Taxis operating in the city with security tapes to observe the behavior of their drivers.
Camera feed would be considered if crimes were discovered or reported during taxi trips, which in turn would decrease complaints and statements by service receivers, Gulf News published.
The conformity has sensors that automatically initiate the camera once the patron steps into the vehicle.
“Security cameras have been placed in 10,684 taxis comprising the entire taxi fleet in Dubai. The move aims to ensure the compliance of taxi drivers with the ethical and professional principles of their company. It also assists them to stick to exemplary approaches when dealing with taxi riders,” stated Khaled Al Awadi, Director of Transportation Systems at RTA’s Public Transport Agency.
“The installation of the system started in August 2017 and continued over phases until the entire fleet of Dubai Taxi had been covered. RTA is keen on introducing state-of-the-art facilities for the comfort, security, and satisfaction of clients, which ranks high on RTA’s priorities,” he continued.
The move also provides to RTA’s important goal of ‘People Happiness’ and the Smart City drive of the Dubai administration.