Increased security measures aim to keep Jersey City cabbies safe

(01/31/05) JERSEY CITY ? Jersey City taxi drivers who have been calling for increased safety measures are finally getting their wish through a set of new guidelines.

Taxi owners say they will begin installing bulletproof partitions between passengers and drivers in all their vehicles. These dividers must be able to stop a nine-millimeter bullet. In addition, the police department plans on making the Journal Square area safer through increased patrols and the installation of surveillance cameras.

The outcry for increased security is the result of a brutal Thanksgiving Day murder in which a medical school student, who also worked as a cab driver, was killed. Taxi owners have until April 1 to install the bulletproof dividers.

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