800 cabs to get external video cameras

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 22 July, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 22 July, 2010, 12:00am

About 800 taxis will be fitted with black boxes in coming weeks to provide drivers with evidence in time of accidents. The Urban Taxi Drivers Association Joint Committee said cabbies would improve their driving as the cameras outside the vehicles would start recording after a collision, offering evidence in case of legal disputes. Lawmaker Andrew Cheng Kar-foo said the government should make it a requirement for all 18,138 taxis on the road.