Rule status: Adopted
Effective date: October 22, 2023
Proposed Rule Full Text
Adopted Rule Full Text
Adopted rule summary:
Notice is hereby given in accordance with section 1043(b) of the New York City Charter that the Taxi and Limousine Commission promulgates rules to update the in-vehicle camera system (IVCS) specifications for taxis and street hail liveries and to remove the requirement that livery vehicles be equipped with a partition or an IVC.
Comments are now closed.
Online comments: 2
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In the rule at point 5 under the heading “Indicator,” there is no mention of how the indicator is going to communicate to a passenger who is blind or visually impaired that the IVCS (In-Vehicle Camera System) is switched on. There needs to be some way, maybe through intermittent audio beeps, tones, or a synthesized voice that is louder than the driver’s radio playing, to alert a blind or visually impaired passenger that the IVCS is running and activated. The blind and visually impaired communities should be involved in this process to choose the audio alert.
In the rule at point 6 under the heading “Retention,” I feel the retention period is too short. In my opinion, it would benefit law enforcement and victims of crime if the retention period was lengthened to 6 months instead of 30 days.
In the rule at point 9 under the heading “Access,” there is no punishment specified for taxi drivers or others who have access to the footage from the IVCS if they share the footage with unauthorized people or anonymously/unanonymously online on social media and other websites, etc. There needs to be a punishment for unauthorized sharing of footage from the IVCS.
In the rule at subdivision J or elsewhere, I feel that the punishment for deleting, modifying, or altering the footage from the IVCS is too lenient. The punishment should be more severe for this type of behavior, maybe resulting in the taxi driver being permanently banned from being a taxi driver in NYC. The punishment needs to be harsher than what is proposed.