Big Brother Coming to Ottawa Taxis
CFRA | July 20 2005
By Josh Pringle
Ottawa's Taxis could soon be equipped with cameras and G-P-S tracking systems.
Ottawa City Council will debate a recommendation in September to improve safety in cabs across the Capital.
The recommendation calls for all Ottawa Taxis to be equipped with G-P-S by 2007 and security cameras by 2008.
Coventry Connections President Hanif Patni says it's one of the ways the city can make the fare safer for customers.
Patni says a camera will allow officials and Ottawa Police to deal with a complaint.
Bylaw Services says the cameras will also protect drivers.
The base fare would rise between 10 and 25 cents to help pay for the technology.