Leitrim taxi driver says dashcams are good security measure

A Leitrim taxi driver says he believes dashcams and signs warning of CCTV on board is one of the most effective safety measures that can be taken for the sector.

Aidan o’ Brien was commenting following the Easter weekend attack on a taxi driver in Dublin which showed a man hitting the driver several times and shouting racial abuse at him.

While the National Transport Authority is due to launch a social media campaign later this month highlighting the need to respect taxi drivers, Aidan O’ Brien says one of the best methods of getting respect is for people to know that everything they say and do is being captured on camera.

Speaking on the Joe Finnegan show this morning , the taxi driver says he hasn’t encountered any problems in Carrick on Shannon which still attracts a large amount of visitors on stag and hen weekends.