Bill de Blasio to spy on NYC taxis

Bill de Blasio to spy on NYC taxis

[Ed. – He had a great role model.]

A new plan unveiled by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday to target pedestrian deaths may mean more surveillance technology in taxis.

The administration is calling on the TLC to explore automated technology solutions like pausing the meter if the driver exceeds the speed limit, adding speed governors to all vehicles, and requiring all vehicles to include collision warning equipment. TLC will also pilot a program to provide driver and passenger alerts if the vehicle is traveling over the speed limit.

This is in addition to adding more speed cameras and red light cameras across the city.

The administration says that since the program’s inception in 1988, the city’s 190 red light cameras have issued over 4 million violations.

The city is launching a Vision Zero program citing an average of 250 deaths and 4,000 injuries a year in the city due to traffic crashes.

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