After approval by the city council many taxis in Leicester will be fitted with surveillance and CCTV cameras.
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The in taxi CCTV systems are designed to prevent attacks and crime against the drivers but will also help to act as evidence if a crime does take place in or around the taxi.
The in car CCTV systems will also give reassurance to the passengers.
At between £750 and £985 a go the CCTV systems are fairly expensive compared to our own in car surveillance system (but a lot more expensive!) .