Seattle May Require Surveillance Cameras In Taxis

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With an eye toward protecting cab drivers at night, when about 80 percent of violent crimes against cabbies occur, a Seattle city task force is recommending tiny surveillance cameras on the dashboards of all taxis, and a fare increase for the first time in a decade to help pay for other changes, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports. The recommendations also include requiring more safety training for drivers, installing global positioning satellite technology in the 15 percent of Seattle cabs that do not already have it, and giving drivers more discretion to turn away passengers they sense could pose a . . .

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