Smile, you’re on cabbie camera – but installing these gadgets should not be a matter of compulsion

April 3, 2010

Alf can’t whip up much interest in a debate about the safety of cab drivers in his Eketahuna North electorate. Indifference perhaps stems from the dearth of taxis and assaults.

But Alf personally is fascinated by the subject, because it suggests to him that most cab drivers are remarkably unconcerned about their personal welfare and safety, despite the hullabaloo that typically follows the murder or beating of one of their colleagues.

If they were concerned, the Taxi Federation would not have to press the Government to introduce mandatory safety measures such as cameras.

Cabbies would have done it themselves.
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