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Taxis in Bangkok go for total revamp

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ID: 46   Posted

4 hours ago, holymoly said:

The problems with taxis have nothing to do with technology but with human behavior.No amount of technology will solve

these problems.   

Actually, that's what uber has done. Solved the issue with tech. They have a rating system,, if the driver is acting up, then the customer can rate the driver poorly,, ifbthe driver receives many poor ratings he will not get more customers through the app.

Try uber,, it works really well and the drivers are always well behaved and never say no and they never overcharge and it just works.

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ID: 47   Posted

10 hours ago, Bang Bang said:

I doubt it's particularly expensive. GPS systems and CC cams are cheap. And if the taxi coops purchase them in bulk then it's even cheaper. I am not sure how the panic button will work though.

 

'I am not sure how the panic button will work though.' Or whether it will be able to be disabled.

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ID: 48   Posted

2 hours ago, samsensam said:

 

tourist area you see, this type of place attracts the bad fish taxi drivers who should not be used to judge all taxi drivers in bangkok. so your complaint is valid for that place not all on bangkok. i would have walked away from the vicinity and hailed one.

 

simple tips can help; never get into taxi's that are hanging around tourist areas, walk away from the area and flag one down, avoid looking and/or acting like a tourist, be clear on where you are going and be able to pronounce it.

 

i travel in taxis a lot and very rarely have any problem, i know my way around bangkok so can correct the occasional driver taking a longer route. i my opinion taxis in bangkok are cheap, readily available and hassle free, this.

I think most of us who have been here long enough know all of that. And, no, there aren't too many problems ... these days. But there still are. And the DoLT needs to get off it's collective a___e and resolve them. 

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ID: 49   Posted

4 hours ago, madmitch said:

Whilst I agree with all your comments I would suggest that Bangkok taxis are ridiculously underpriced and this adds to the problem as drivers can't always afford to maintain their vehicles to an acceptable standard and these new enhancements will also no doubt have to be paid for by the drivers. Taxi prices have hardly changed in the 15 years I've been in Thailand yet the cost of living has risen dramatically.

They might be under priced for you, but not for most Thais, and Taxi drivers do earn quite good money, that's why there are so many of them at it. They went up a couple of years ago

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4 hours ago, williamgeorgeallen said:

have they let uber start? that is the easiest way to bring up standards. as far as i know uber drivers are still being chased and assaulted.

Yes they are still being chased and assaulted (and it may get worse). 

 

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10 hours ago, colinneil said:

Total revamp !! WOW !!

What about all the unlicensed drivers?

Also good idea, but who is going to pay for it?

I would think the Government should pay but you know as well as I do that's a no no

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ID: 52   Posted

All good and well for the new ones but the ones already on the road and the illegal ones that's the ones that will be a Big problem and most of them will never be upgraded,I say give them an 3 months notice ,after that put them of the road and crush the illegal ones.

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ID: 53   Posted

Reminds me of the overhaul of taxis in an Australian state some years back, but all too hard for drivers, lazy, fat, smoking, etc., jerks.

A new review commissioned a couple of years back made plates worth $500k a few years back, now worth less than half, with minimal compensation.

Same old story, if an industry isn't prepared to regulate itself,  the government will do it for them, mostly with less than desirable results.

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ID: 54   Posted

Revamp their behavior and attitudes toward the paying public and tourists
in particular and the rest will follow..... you can have a situation where a driver
will insult and cheat a passenger knowing he will only get a 1,000 baht fine,
if they get him that is....





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ID: 56   Posted (edited)

14 hours ago, tomwct said:

Great idea! A button to turn on the meter. I think you need to PM the PM?

I did PM the PM, but i was arrested on the QT And i never had time to cross the T's or dot the I's.I ended up in the BH and accused of being a member of the OAS with further connections with the N.A F. F.I, so i ended up doing KP along side a guy from the ISIS.So now i am watching my p's and q's need to get out of here on the PDQ otherwise i might be found DOA.

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ID: 57   Posted

Since the hardware will have to be upgraded they should require the meters to be upgraded to be similar to Singapore so that AOT fees get added, and toll fees collected electronically and reflected on the meter under tolls/fees and added to the meter rate for a total amount directly on the meter.  You then only pay what is displayed on the meter.  If the meter is not engaged the fee is automatically free -- and the passenger is free to leave the taxi without paying.

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ID: 58   Posted

16 hours ago, dg1980 said:

Despite those problems, BKK taxis are generally very good. If the government wants to address negative tourist experiences with taxis they should go after the taxis in Phuket, Samui etc. Extremely poor service and ridiculously overpriced.

Nonsense!!

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ID: 59   Posted

Yes, why are seat belts not mandated? The general PM seems in favor of mandating safety. This is a basic safety feature. I wonder if there is an email campaign directed to the PM for this. I would send mine.

 

The taxis might have all these features, but how long before they are tampered with so don't work?

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ID: 60   Posted

I am sure the CCTV will work just like the ones to keep us safe around BKK worked :)   OOPS I forgot they were dummy cameras...........

 

But they fixed them I think.......we except where there are old plaques in the street........UMMMMMMMM

 

maybe its not as easy as it sounds.....

 

ask again in 6 months if anything has changed !

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