£260,000 to listen to your cab conversations

Sarah Coles
Taxi sign
Taxi sign


The line 'You'll never guess who I had in the back of my cab' is hardly a sign that what passes between you and a cab driver will stay with them to the grave. However, it's not just the next passenger who could hear all about your idle chit chat, and the phone call you took in the cab, because apparently now the government could be listening in too.

They are proposing to install CCTV in the backs of cabs and record conversations, at a cost to the taxpayer of £260,000.