Bronx Cab Driver's Murder Prompts Investigation Into Taxi Surveillance Systems

liverycabshootingIn a tragic incident that underscores the need for companies and individuals to secure their vehicles, a livery cab driver was shot and killed in what was believed to be an attempted robbery Monday morning.

According to police, 46-year old Ndiaye Amadau was shot once in the chest just after 12:30 a.m. Monday by his passenger in Baychester. The police believe he was shot in an attempted robbery. After the attack, the cab slammed into a silver car waiting for a light. The gunman was able to flee, but the driver of the silver car got a got a good look at him and the NYPD are undergoing an extensive search for the killer.

Amadau’s vehicle was not properly secured at all, as it did not have either a partition (a secure barrier for protecting the driver from their passenger in a cab) or a security camera. Because he didn’t have a partition, Amadau was not protected from any dangerous or unruly passengers if an unfortunate situation were to occur. Additionally, by not having a security camera, Amadau did not have an extra pair of eyes with which to secure his vehicle and protect himself. Without these layers of security, his cab and himself were  completely vulnerable.

“We don’t know if the perp ripped out the camera, but we do know there was no partition in the vehicle and that’s a problem,” said Fernando Mateos, President of the NYS Federation of Taxi Drivers.

The murder of Ndiaye Amadau provides proof of the need for companies and individuals to secure their vehicles. Vehicular surveillance systems can record what is going on both inside and outside your car to always give you an extra pair of trained eyes. These cameras can record covertly and under any condition and are the perfect products for both individuals and companies who want to protect themselves and their companies under any conditions. As sad as it is to hear, if Amadau had a partition up between him and his passengers, as he should have, there is a good chance he would have lived. The partition would have served as a boundary protecting the world of the cab from any dangers brought in from the outside world.


(Via CBS 2)

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  • stevecrowell

    What a load of pro-partition propaganda. They kill taxi occupants on impact. According to the NY Times, – “Mrs. Bitros was taking a taxi on her way home from work Friday afternoon when Joseph Cemeus, the driver, lost control of the car. It jumped the curb and smashed into a building at 42d Street, between Lexington and third avenues. Her head slammed against the plexiglass partition, injuring her severely causing cardiac arrest.”
    “Mancusi v. Miller Bewing Co. – $500,000 ($200,000 past, $300,000 future) pain and suffering New York County jury verdict affirmed for a taxi cab passenger whose face was thrown against the Plexiglas partition separating the front and rear seats. She had lacerations to her face and inside her mouth, parasthesias affecting her chin and lip, trauma to seven teeth and internal derangement of her temporomandibular joint (“TMJ”). After extensive dental surgery, Ms. Mancusi was left with a permanent limited ability to open her mouth and the appeals court found that the $500,000 verdict was reasonable.”

    Cab drivers are killed, with guns instead of knives, and more frequently than without partitions.

  • stevecrowell

    What a load of pro-partition propaganda. They kill taxi occupants on impact. According to the NY Times, – “Mrs. Bitros was taking a taxi on her way home from work Friday afternoon when Joseph Cemeus, the driver, lost control of the car. It jumped the curb and smashed into a building at 42d Street, between Lexington and third avenues. Her head slammed against the plexiglass partition, injuring her severely causing cardiac arrest.””Mancusi v. Miller Bewing Co. – $500,000 ($200,000 past, $300,000 future) pain and suffering New York County jury verdict affirmed for a taxi cab passenger whose face was thrown against the Plexiglas partition separating the front and rear seats. She had lacerations to her face and inside her mouth, parasthesias affecting her chin and lip, trauma to seven teeth and internal derangement of her temporomandibular joint (“TMJ”). After extensive dental surgery, Ms. Mancusi was left with a permanent limited ability to open her mouth and the appeals court found that the $500,000 verdict was reasonable.”Cab drivers are killed, with guns instead of knives, and more frequently than without partitions.