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Jonathan Fairfield

405 taxi drivers violated the law in October

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405 taxi drivers violated the law in October

By The Nation

 

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The Land Transport Department found that 405 out of 10,056 taxis in Bangkok violated the law in October, the department chief said on Saturday.


Pirapol Thawornsuppacharoen, director general of the department, said 84 of the 405 taxi drivers rejected their customers while 69 refused to use meters. The rest committed other offences.

 

The department also found that 41 of 6,149 passenger vans broke the law during the same period for failing to install safety equipment for passengers.

 

The department also found that 13 taxi motorcyclists violated the law for failing to register their motorbikes as public transport vehicles.

 

All the offenders have been filed and sent for attitude-adjustment sessions, Pirapol added.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30358761

 

 
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5 hours ago, BigBadGeordie said:

Correction......405 out of 10,058 taxis were caught!!!

There thats better.

Almost spot on 

405 taxis was stopped and caught the rest was not stopped 

Just another fake news because almost every taxi don't use meter and meny reject passengers if they don't want drive them to their destination 

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Taxis = utterly public dangers on the roads and a wannabe rip off on a constant mesure 🤦🏻‍♂️

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That's very bad news because it means for the next week TAT statements will deluge the news with Thailand's famous "honest cabby" stories including photos of smiling Chinese tourists, handing out bouquets, and baskets of Essence of Chicken.

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21 hours ago, Jonathan Fairfield said:

405 taxi drivers CAUGHT violating the law in October

Fixed that for you. 

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I heard a figure of more than 100'000 cabbies roaming the capital. I also wonder if the attitude-adjustment sessions are the key. 
In four out of five trips I am refused which leaves me only to leave the back left door open to the frustration of the cabbie; metres are generally not used if possible. Unless you introduce a proper penalty system with steep fines while also looking into 21st century tariffing which allows cabbies to make some money you will not get anywhere. 
Caught first time for THB 1'000, second time THB 2'000 and third time license confiscation for a month. Should deal with this bunch of arrogant bastç%"ds! 

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I had an attitude adjustment by the Philladelphia Highway Patrol in 1974 in a holding cell, worked for me.

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9 hours ago, wealthychef said:

 

Actually, I live near Sukhumvit road and the vast majority of taxis use the meter when I get in.  I always ask of course, and maybe if I didn't things would be different.  I suspect a lot of the complaints about taxis are really just linguistic misunderstandings.  Yes, taxi drivers are not saints, and guess what, neither are tourists.  Learn four thai words and your life will improve.  "Chai meter, chai mai?"  is very useful.  Look at the meter.  Does it say 35?  Get in.  If not, don't.  

4 Thai words? I can speak Thai, but just the word meter is sufficient.

 

Btw, I think you mean: dai meter, dai mai.

And mai with a question mark is double, since mai is ?.

 

405 in 1 month? I think in some locations they can find 405 taxi drivers breaking the law in 1 hour!!!

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As soon as self driving taxis are legal, all these bums will be unemployed the next day... 😀 

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