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 . . .

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