Taxi Council Queensland (TCQ) is renewing its push for anti-tamper GPS units to be fitted to all vehicles in the personalised transport sector.
TCQ president Max McBride said GPS units are already in taxis, but not in other services.
“Booked-hire services use GPS units to locate their customers and drivers, but the units can be easily taken offline which can lead to personal safety issues.
“There have been many reports of personalised transport drivers turning off their GPS units so they can’t be tracked, but that makes it risky for people who choose to use a service other than taxis.
“For everyone’s protection, all vehicles should have anti-tamper GPS units hard wired into them.”
Mr McBride said the units also have other benefits such as an owner of a stolen vehicle being able to track it down, even if it has been burnt out.
“That has happened in the taxi industry, so there’s no reason to believe it won’t happen to all forms of personalised transport at some point.”
The issue of installing commercial grade, anti-tamper GPS units in all personalised transport vehicles is one of the 20 key points that make up TCQ’s campaign to bring common sense back to the sector.
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