Macau | Final discussions of taxi bill exclude video recording in vehicles

The Macau SAR Government has not included any provisions for video recording equipment to be placed inside taxis, it was revealed during final discussions by the committee prior to its submission

Macau (MNA) – The Macau SAR Government has not included any provisions for video recording equipment to be placed inside taxis, according to Chairman of the Third Standing Committee, Vong Hin Fai.

This was mentioned during the final version of the discussions before the bill will be submitted to the Macau SAR Government.

Police officers who are off-duty are also disallowed from using their powers to arrest taxi drivers who are breaking the regulations, although it is within their rights to call on their colleagues to perform the arrest, as previously discussed in August.

However, there has been no indication that the Macau SAR Government will replace the system to fine taxi drivers, with training.

This was despite backlash by taxi driver representatives who argued that they prefer that fines will be replaced by training in languages such as English and Mandarin.

Plans to reduce fines on taxi drivers from MOP30,000 to MOP9,000 has been “accepted” by the Macau SAR Government, it was previously said by Secretary for Transport and Public Works Raimundo Arrais do Rosário.

This would be following Traffic Law regulations, which allow the fine to be reduced by a third if the person who has received the fine has paid it within 15 days of notification.

 

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