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    The most common complaint about Bangkok taxi drivers is… | GMT

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  • Transport News

    The most common complaint about Bangkok taxi drivers is…

    Bangkok dwellers are not happy with the city’s taxi drivers. Since new taxi fares came into effect on January 16, there have been over 2,000 passenger complaints about taxi drivers in Bangkok, with the biggest proportion of them concerning cabbies’ rejection of passengers, according to the Land Transport Department. Of the 2,120 complaints, 720 concerned cabbies’ rejection of passengers, 455…

  • Bangkok News

    Bangkok taxi drivers protest fuel increases outside the Ministry of Energy

    Furious Bangkok taxi drivers today protested against the price hike of autogas, LPG and NGV, in front of the Ministry of Energy. The President of the Thai Taxi Association, Witune Naewpanich, urged the government to support them after the recent price increases. Witune announced taxi drivers’ income decreased because of the pandemic because no one used them during Covid-19. He…

  • Pattaya News

    Pattaya taxi drivers avoid charges after harassing and frightening Bangkok driver

    A group of taxi drivers in Pattaya recently found themselves in hot water but avoided any charges or fines when they were caught harassing a Bangkok driver and frightening his passengers. The driver, 43 year old Jamnong Sutaboon, showed no remorse when summoned by the police on Thursday, May 4 to explain his actions. A video circulated online showed him…

  • Bangkok News

    Man complains after 23 taxi drivers in Bangkok refuse to serve him

    An angry Thai man slammed Bangkok taxis on his TikTok account for favouring foreigners after 23 cab drivers refused to take him on a journey that was less than 15 minutes. The man said that taxi drivers in the Asoke area only wanted to serve foreign passengers because they can rip them off with expensive fares. The Thai TikToker, @iceprapadang,…

  • Bangkok News

    ‘Win’ motorbike taxi drivers protest against GrabBike in Bangkok, Thailand

    In Bangkok, “Win” motorbike taxi drivers in orange jackets have monopolised the streets for years, whipping customers from place to place in record time, until the arrival of the Grab. Today at 12.30pm, more than 150 Win drivers honked their horns outside the Ministry of Transport in Bangkok to demand the removal of Grab’s GrabBike feature, which they say is…

  • Pattaya News

    Taxi drivers fight over passenger saying Bangkok taxi shouldn’t service in Pattaya

    A video was widely shared among Thais of Pattaya taxi and win drivers crowded around a driver from Bangkok, some saying he stole their customer and arguing with him about offering services outside of his home province. One Pattaya taxi driver reportedly said that drivers in other provinces should be more thoughtful about offering services in Pattaya as those in…

  • Bangkok News

    18 Bangkok motorbike taxi drivers get prison for 2019 mass brawl killing a bystander

    18 motorbike taxi drivers are sentenced to prison for their involvement in a mass street fight in June 2019 where a bystander was killed by a stray bullet. Bangkok’s Prakhonong Court handed down prison sentences ranging from 5 years to more than 27 years, according to Thai media. The fight broke out between two gangs of win drivers, named by…

  • Covid-19 News

    A Bangkok hospital offers free drive-through Covid-19 tests for taxi drivers

    Few industries see more contact with potentially infected people than transportation services. That is why a new drive through testing system has been developed in the nation’s capital. Princ Hospital Suvarnabhumi on Bangna-Trat Road has launched free drive-through Covid-19 tests for taxi drivers who live or work in Bang Na, Bang Kaew, Bang Phli, Suvarnabhumi Airport or Samut Prakan province,…

  • Crime News

    Bangkok motorbike taxi drivers attack Grab driver in broad daylight – VIDEO

    Three motorbike taxi drivers (‘win’ drivers) have been fined after attacking a Grab bike driver carrying a passenger in Bangkok’s Khlong Tan district. The Grab driver reported to police that at 8:30am yesterday, he was picking up a customer at a condominium in Phra Khanong. He says a local taxi motorbike driver in front of the condo allegedly stopped him…

  • Transport News

    Bangkok airport taxi drivers protest over ride-sharing apps

    With app-based ride services set to be legalised in Bangkok from March next year, taxi drivers at Suvarnabhumi airport are threatening to protest over what they see as the government’s failure to ensure fair competition. The Bangkok Post reports that the drivers are threatening to limit the number of bags they will accept from November 1, accusing both the Transport…

  • Pattaya News

    Bangkok cabbie gets surrounded by a gaggle of Pattaya taxi drivers

    A Bangkok taxi driver had just dropped off his passenger to an address on Prathumnak Hill, Pattaya, when a woman by the side of the road hailed him. 40 year old Thipcharoen Phochanote, the driver, stopped to find out where she wanted to go. Pattaya News reports that he was then approached by another Pattaya taxi driver who enquired what he…

  • Thailand News

    Honest Bangkok cabbie cashes in, returns 80k to Maldivian man

    A Thai taxi driver proved that not all of the capital’s cabbies are crooks when he returned 80,000 baht in cash, along with personal belongings, to a Maldivian man who left them behind while travelling from Banthat Thong Road to Pradipat Road in Bangkok. The Maldivian man, Ali Hafeez, left his backpack in an orange taxi while travelling from Banthat…

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    Thai man injured after at trip with a drunk taxi rider in Bangkok

    A Thai man suffered an ankle injury when a drunk motorcycle taxi rider insisted on providing service, only to later collapse, ironically, in front of the Department of Land Transport on Phahonyothin Road in the Chatuchak district of Bangkok. The injured passenger, identified as Thanawat “Ton” Boonsong, shared a video of the drunk taxi rider on his TikTok account, @iboonsong.th,…

  • Thailand News

    Thai man’s birthday surprise from Bangkok taxi driver goes viral

    A Thai man shared a heartwarming video on TikTok showing a Bangkok taxi driver who surprised him with a birthday present by playing “Happy Birthday” during his ride. The Thai TikTok user shared the heartwarming video during a taxi ride on his account, @icetsuki, on May 19, with the caption, “Unexpected moment on taxi car.” The man explained in the…

  • Thailand News

    Japanese tourist’s 6,000 baht tuk tuk ripoff shocker in Bangkok

    A Japanese tourist shared a truly shocking experience on social media yesterday, detailing how they were ripped off by an unscrupulous Bangkok tuk tuk driver. The tourist was charged an extortionate 6,000 baht (US$162) for a trip from Asoke to the Sala Daeng area, a journey that would normally cost around 32 baht on the BTS Skytrain. Travelling in a…

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok taxi meter scam outcry after 1,800 baht airport fare

    A recent social media post sparked an outcry over alleged taxi meter fraud in Bangkok. A passenger complaint was highlighted, claiming an overcharge for a ride from Bang Khae to Suvarnabhumi International Airport, where the fare meter read an exorbitant 1,800 baht. The incident has raised concerns about overcharging and exploitation of foreigners by taxi drivers in the city. Bangkok’s…

  • Thailand News

    Thai woman demands justice after taxi takes her to wrong airport

    A Thai woman is seeking justice after an app-based taxi driver took her to the wrong airport in Bangkok, causing her to miss her flight. The woman, whose identity was not revealed, shared her story on Facebook, expressing frustration that both the driver and the ride-hailing app refuse to take responsibility for her losses. The driver blamed her for not…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand Video News | Weather experts debunk rumours of extended summer, Bangkok traffic cop killed by drunk driver during charity event

    In this Thailand video news, Alex and Jay cover a series of recent events across Thailand, tragedy and turmoil have struck various regions, leaving a trail of chaos and uncertainty. A traffic policeman tragically lost his life in Bangkok during a charity event, falling victim to a drunk driver’s reckless actions. Meanwhile, Pattaya witnessed havoc as an intoxicated joyride spiraled…

  • Phuket News

    Motorbike taxi driver stabs colleague in Phuket over passenger

    A motorbike taxi driver in Phuket Town is currently on the run after allegedly stabbing a colleague during a heated argument. The violent dispute occurred yesterday, April 22, at the fresh market on Ranong Road. The victim, a 65 year old known as “Thiwa Lo Phuket,” was discovered by officers from the Phuket City Police Station, still seated on his…

  • Pattaya News

    Nearly 100k return to Bangkok post-Songkran via public transport

    The acting director and president of Transport Company Ltd made a public announcement yesterday, disclosing the substantial numbers of citizens returning to Bangkok after the Songkran festival. Between April 15 and 17, passenger logs recorded more than 99,995 individuals making their round trips using public buses and vans. The total number of trips during this period exceeded 6,689. Atthawit Rakchamroon…

  • Thailand News

    PM Srettha pays surprise visit to Bangkok bus terminal

    Prime Minister and Finance Minister Srettha Thavisin, along with a team of top officials, descended upon Mo Chit 2, Bangkok’s bus terminal, to ensure a smooth ride for Songkran travellers. As Thailand gears up for its traditional new year celebrations from April 12 to 15, the pressure is on to ensure the safety and comfort of millions hitting the roads…

  • Thailand News

    Man falls to death from Bangkok’s Yellow Line Skytrain station

    A tragic incident occurred yesterday at the Bang Kapi station of Bangkok’s Yellow Line Skytrain, where an unidentified man fell to his death. Witnesses described the heart-wrenching scene as the man, believed to be between 40 and 50 years old, climbed over the station’s second-floor barrier before plummeting to the footpath below. Emergency services, including forensic doctors from the Police…

  • Thailand News

    Knife-wielding Portuguese lady refuses to pay taxi in Phuket (video)

    A Portuguese woman refused to pay a taxi fare and threatened the female driver with a knife at a hotel in the Rawai neighbourhood of Phuket on April 1. The female taxi driver, 35 year old Ladda Saengthong, shared a video of the incident on several social media platforms to warn other taxi drivers in the area. In the video, the foreign…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand Video News | Bangkok Tuk Tuk / Tailor Scam exposed by British YouTuber, Sever weather alert issued for 27 provinces

    In this video, Alex and Jay underscore a diverse array of incidents and decisions shaping the nation’s discourse. From controversies surrounding provocative behavior at cultural landmarks to troubling encounters with taxi drivers, and even high-level deliberations on transforming military infrastructure, Thailand’s societal fabric is in flux. Amidst concerns over weather alerts and international scrutiny of judicial proceedings, the country navigates…

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok tuk tuk driver and tailor shop scam British YouTuber

    A British YouTuber warned foreign tourists of a transport scam in Bangkok, recounting his experience when a tuk tuk driver and a tailor shop attempted to swindle him out of money. British YouTuber Phil Bland shared the video when he was scammed on his YouTube channel on May 25 of last year. However, the video recently gained attention on Thai…

  • Thailand News

    Fare fight: Thai woman’s plea after Bangkok taxi driver slaps her

    A Thai woman took to social media to seek justice and also issue a warning to others after a male taxi driver in Bangkok slapped her in the face for refusing his dishonest service. The victim posted details of the incident on her Facebook account, stating that it occurred around 11pm on March 22. She mentioned flagging down a yellow…

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    Bangkok taxi driver detained for sexually assaulting passenger

    A Bangkok taxi driver has been arrested for sexually assaulting a passenger under the guise of a secluded location. On Thursday, March 14, the taxi driver, Thanadol, from Non Sung district, Nakhon Ratchasima province, was apprehended by metropolitan police officers following a warrant issued by the Min Buri Criminal Court. The incident occurred during the early hours of March 14…

  • Thailand News

    Taxi turmoil: Motorbike mayhem as riders brawl with cabbie in Pattaya

    A violent clash between motorbike taxi riders and a taxi driver near North Pattaya’s bus station was caught on camera last Sunday, March 10. In a dramatic video obtained by reporters yesterday, the chaos unfolds as motorbike taxi riders, donning their signature orange vests, unleash a barrage of blows on the hapless taxi driver, with his terrified passengers looking on.…

  • Thailand News

    Transport Co warns against taxi surcharge at bus terminus

    Amidst a surge of complaints, Transport Co Ltd, a state enterprise under the Transport Ministry, took swift action against taxi drivers fleecing passengers with a hefty 50-baht surcharge at the terminus, better known as Mo Chit 2, servicing provinces in the North and Northeast. As of Friday, Transport Co has put the brakes on the arrival area, redirecting all interprovincial…