Taxi Cameras in British Columbia
Taxi cameras are used in British Columbia to make it safer for taxi drivers to operate taxicabs, especially at night. Taxi cameras deter crime and help police identify suspects and prosecute offenders.
The Passenger Transportation Board sets standards and requirements so taxi cameras perform as intended. The requirements also provide important safeguards that protect the privacy of taxicab passengers and drivers.
Taxi camera programs are operating in Greater Vancouver, Greater Victoria, the Chilliwack and Abbotsford areas, Prince George and Williams Lake. Elsewhere in BC, taxi companies can set up a local taxi camera program when Board requirements are met.
This web page lists participants in BC taxi camera programs, as well as Board equipment standards and camera operating requirements.
BC Taxi Camera Rule
Board Rule | BC Taxi Camera Rule
(10 pages) | December 2016
Local Taxi Camera Programs
Lower Mainland (Vancouver Area)
Program Overview | Lower Mainland Taxi Camera Overview
Fraser Valley (Chilliwack & Abbotsford Area)
Program Overview | Fraser Valley Taxi Camera Overview
Victoria and Area (Capital Regional District)
Program Overview | CRD Taxi Camera Overview
Program Overview | Prince George Taxi Camera Overview
Program Overview | Williams Lake Taxi Camera Overview
The Board produced a set of taxi camera info sheets to address common taxi camera questions and issues faced by passengers, taxi drivers and managers of taxi companies.
- Taxi Camera Info for Passengers
- Taxi Camera Info for Drivers
- Taxi Camera Info for Taxi Companies
- Starting a Local Taxi Camera Program
Advisory | Updates & Enhancements for Taxi Camera Programs
Advisory | Taxi Camera Equipment Review
Advisory | Taxi Camera Approval Process Starts
Advisory | Taxi Camera Expansion and Upgrades in BC
Advisory | Taxi Driver Safety
Advisory | Taxi Cameras in British Columbia
The former Motor Carrier Commission published the following documents before the Passenger Transportation Board was established in June 2004. Commission Orders are no longer in force. The documents are provided as background information about the start of taxi camera programs in BC.
Notice | Taxi Camera Implementation
Notice | Written Submissions Invited on Driver Safety Initiative
Discussion Paper | Taxi Camera Discussion Paper