TAXIS in Conwy county are being fitted with CCTV cameras as part of a pilot scheme designed to create a safer environment for drivers and passengers.
The Right Bright Taxi Scheme, a partnership operated by North Wales Police, Conwy County Borough Council and the Taxi Trade, which will run until December 2014, aims to deter crime, aid police investigations and help the Licensing Authority explore complaints.
Several taxis operating in the Conwy Coastal Policing District have been fitted with CCTV cameras, with more taxis expected to join the scheme and have cameras fitted over the coming months.
Members of the Right Bright Taxi scheme have also become members of Online Watch Link (OWL) and they can receive urgent community alerts, for example about missing children or vulnerable adults.
Council officials have said: “Having a camera in the vehicle helps ensure driver and passenger safety and it’s a vital source of information when dealing with incidents or complaints.”
For more information about the Right Bright Taxi Scheme contact the Licensing Section at Conwy County Borough Council on firstname.lastname@example.org.