Bill proposes mandatory installation of CCTV cameras at taxi bays to deter cab drivers from robbing passengers
Will catching them on camera always lead to catching them for real?
Leila Salaverria of the Philippine Daily Inquirer reports that Quezon representative Angelina Tan has proposed the mandatory installation of closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras in all business establishments with taxi stands to deter cab drivers from robbing their victims.
According to the report, Tan's bill will require commercial establishments to keep the CCTV cameras running during business hours. The footage taken from their taxi bays should also be saved for 60 days.
The lawmaker said she was prompted to file the bill after noticing a spike in reports about a modus operandi "wherein drivers allegedly use air-sprayed chemicals to make passengers dizzy and then exploit their condition to rob them." The installation of CCTV cameras at taxi bays, she said, could help deter cab drivers from preying on their unsuspecting passengers.
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