What Happens In Vegas Cabs Doesn't Stay In Vegas Cabs
from the privacy-schmivacy dept
Las Vegas’ motto, “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” apparently doesn’t really apply to Vegas cabs. While NYC cab drivers are resisting efforts to have GPS surveillance put into their cabs, Vegas cabbies are apparently much more open to the idea of a new mandate that would require surveillance cameras inside every cab. Some are still fighting over the supposed privacy violation, but others are saying that you have no expectation of privacy in a cab. Of course, considering the number of security cameras around Vegas already, extending them to cabs perhaps isn’t that big of a surprise. Next thing you know, they’ll start putting slot machines directly into the cabs as well.
Comments on “What Happens In Vegas Cabs Doesn't Stay In Vegas Cabs”
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Well, as someone who lives here, the law is really more of a formality, as most of the cabs that service the strip already have them. It would just extend it to offstrip ones as well.
The cabbies seem to be pretty happy with it as well, as from what I’ve heard it has helped cut down some on crimes against cab drivers.
But then what do I care, I have my own car 😉
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You gotta wonder why they thought that it was important enough to make a law, forcing people, who already have GPS installed, to have GPS installed. Sure, there are a few cabs without it, but why worry about them? Maybe this is something that GPS company lobbiests are pushing for?
They already do...
I went to Comdex about 2 years ago and in the back of every taxi I was in there was an LCD screen that played a slot machine game. Don’t know if you gambled real money though…
I also live in Las Vegas and there are a large number of crimes which cabs are victims of. Between the number of car-jacking?s and drunk passengers I see why the cabs should have a tracking system. Most cabs already have video surveillance. This measure would allow for a much safer cab ride (mostly to the driver). Our busses already use GPS though. 😉
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You can also track the location of cabs and efficiently dispatch open cabs to waiting customers. Once you have a system like this place, you can gather statistics like which employees historically are slower, make less money than others. This can be used to informally fire the non-performers.
This could be a big deal for some Las Vegas criminal attorney‘s cases!