Cam­eras in taxis will cut reck­less driv­ing. Next stop: card read­ers

The National - News - - OPINION - Mathew Litty, Dubai

I write to you re­gard­ing Anna Zacharias’s ar­ti­cle Cam­eras fit­ted in all of Dubai’s 10,600 taxis (Oc­to­ber 20): some months ago, as I was step­ping out of a cab, the driver just sped off with­out wait­ing for me to close the door. I lodged a com­plaint. But de­spite fol­low­ing up, they could not find the driver as their sys­tems were not up-to-date. I hope we can rely on sur­veil­lance cam­eras and smart sys­tems to pre­vent reck­less driv­ing and en­sure cus­tomer safety in fu­ture. As with the grad­ual im­ple­men­ta­tion of cam­eras, I look for­ward to all cabs in the UAE be­ing equipped with credit card read­ers. This would ad­dress the prob­lem of look­ing for ex­act change.

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