Taxis in Bolsover District will be required to have working CCTV in their vehicles.
We are rolling out the measures for taxis licensed in this area over a six-month period.
The CCTV system aims to provide a safer environment for the both passengers and driver by:
- deterring and preventing the occurrence of crime
- reducing the fear of crime
- assisting the Police in investigating incidents of crime
- assisting insurance companies in investigating motor vehicle accidents
Bolsover District Council’s Chair of Licensing, Councillor Ray Heffer said: “We have taken this step to protect both residents and drivers by ensuring taxis have CCTV. If you choose a taxi which is licensed by Bolsover District Council you know you have an extra safety measure within that taxi.
“This step helps up to safeguard our residents and taxi drivers and gives peace of mind to anyone using Bolsover District Council licensed taxis.”
The Department for Transport have issued guidance stating the use of CCTV can provide a safer environment for the benefit of taxi/private hire vehicle passengers and the Health and Safety Executive list the installation of CCTV with visible signage as a successful measure to improve safety.
A list of Bolsover licensed taxi firms will be published on our website at www.bolsover.gov.uk