Many residents in Wuhu city in Anhui province are against the installation of cameras in taxi cabs. Under a plan mapped out by the Taxi Management Department of Wuhu City, a device combining global positioning and camera will be installed in all of the city’s 3,024 taxies by mid-October. Yao Aihui, director of the Taxi Management Department, said the camera would be activated when a driver switches on the taximeter. Recordings would be made of each trip. The Taxi Management Department said that through a GPS monitoring platform, police can locate a taxi within five minutes after receiving an emergency call, including its route, time and speed. CRIEnglish.com reports that even so, most residents oppose the move. According to the Taxi Management Department, all relevant records will be kept for a month. Only police officers can request to see the camera recording when necessary.
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