Bangkok taxi drivers

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    Thai commando takes taxi driver for a ride after fare fraud fiasco

    A Thai commando police officer dragged a taxi driver to Huay Kwang Police Station in Bangkok after the driver attempted to overcharge him using a modified meter. The driver claimed he needed the money to feed stray dogs and cats. Police Lance Corporal Phubate Rattanaphong told Channel 3 that the incident took place on the morning of June 9 during…

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    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’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…

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    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 returns bag containing US$3,310 and passports

    A 51 years old taxi driver from Bangkok found himself in the spotlight after returning a passenger’s forgotten handbag, which contained a considerable sum of US$ 3,310 and two Myanmar passports. The incident took place on March 7, and it was reported to the public by FM91 Trafficpro yesterday. Songchai Chaiiam has a long-standing reputation for honesty, cultivated over his…

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    Meter’s ticking: Bangkok taxi fare fiasco fuels call for stricter rules

    A taxi driver in Bangkok who declined to use his meter and instead tried to charge a fixed fare of 300 baht has prompted a demand for more stringent enforcement by the relevant authorities. The incident occurred today when a passenger named Kannika Sena informed Khaosod Online about her experience. Kannika had just returned from out of town and visited…

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    Bangkok taxi driver caught masturbating in front of female passenger (video)

    A Thai woman shared a video of a perverted taxi driver in Bangkok masturbating in the cab on TikTok to warn other female passengers travelling alone. The driver faces a lowly fine of just 5,000 baht and a one-month suspension for his creepy act. The victim shared a video on her TikTok account, @liveis1ee, showing her paying for the service…

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    Bangkok taxi driver accused of kicking out female passenger

    Police summoned a Thai taxi driver caught on a viral video kicking out a female passenger on a road in Bangkok for making a phone call in his cab. The victim, Ploy, shared the video with local news site Red Skull as she got into a heated argument with the taxi driver on the street. In the video, Ploy and…

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    Strings of fate: Priceless 200 year old violin finds way back to maestro in Bangkok

    A 200 year old violin valued at 18 million baht (US$ 514,580) has been returned to its esteemed owner, a celebrated Chinese violinist after he accidentally left it behind in a Bangkok taxi. A coordinated effort from Thong Lor police and JS100 traffic radio was indispensable in locating the taxi driver who had ferried the Chinese passenger from a restaurant…

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    Fare play: Bangkok taxi driver bucks trend, returns 400,000 baht to passenger

    A Bangkok taxi driver put the breaks on the capital’s bad boy cabbie reputation after he returned nearly 400,000 baht to a Bangladeshi passenger. There’s not a day that goes by without a story breaking of one of Bangkok’s bad boy taxi drivers ripping off customers, refusing to service or turn on meters, brawling with passengers or even masturbating. One…

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    Taxi turmoil: Thonglor Road assault leaves three passengers shaken in Bangkok

    A group of taxi drivers physically assaulted three passengers on Thonglor Road in Bangkok on Saturday night. A Thai man, Chatchanan Chantajinda, shared the story and videos of the assault on him and his friends, another man and a woman, on Facebook yesterday, Sunday, July 30. One of the videos even showed two police officers present at the scene but…

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    Perverted Bangkok taxi driver caught masturbating to porn while driving

    A Thai woman took to Twitter to warn netizens about a perverted taxi driver in Bangkok. She revealed that the driver watched porn and masturbated while transporting her and her friends to their destination. On June 20, the woman shared pictures of the taxi driver, his identification card, and his registration number on Twitter along with the caption that said……

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    Bangkok taxi tango: Bad boy driver tries to rip off South Korean tourist

    Another bad boy Bangkok taxi driver was caught engaging in unscrupulous deeds, this time attempting to rip off a South Korean tourist, charging the foreigner 700 baht for a 30-minute trip. Fortunately, the South Korean man saw through the taxi driver’s antics and paid him only 300 baht. The taxi driver was furious with this and went into meltdown, cursing…

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    Unhinged Bangkok taxi driver threatens to murder passenger

    A Thai woman took to social media to reveal that a seemingly unhinged taxi driver in Bangkok threatened to murder her because her destination was too far. The woman posted a video on her TikTok account, @toeyly.n, to recount her frightening experience with a taxi driver who threatened to kill her. The video caption said… “Warning! Taxi driver threatens to…

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    Bangkok taxi driver flees hit-and-run, later stabs victim’s friend

    A taxi driver involved in a hit-and-run incident at Soi Phahonyothin 52 in Bangkok on Wednesday also stabbed a man before fleeing the scene. However, guilt finally got the better of the driver and he surrendered himself to the police yesterday. The victim stabbed by a taxi driver is a man called Ra. He had surgery after the knife attack…

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    3 Thai transwomen attacked by group of taxi drivers near Soi Cowboy

    Three Thai transwomen reported they were attacked by a gang of taxi drivers near the popular nightlife spot, Soi Cowboy, in Bangkok at 4am on Tuesday, February 28. The victims also claimed that Thong Lor Police ignored their pleas for justice because they were transgender. One of the victims, 24 year old Watchaya, spoke to the media about the incident…

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    THAILAND NEWS TODAY | Taxi fares in Bangkok to increase in two weeks

    The Ministry of Transport yesterday approved a motion to increase taxi fares in Bangkok after recent protests by the capital’s cab drivers. The new fares are expected to come into operation in the next two weeks. The Transport Ministry announced a month ago that Thailand’s taxi fares would increase after eight years of stagnation. The department of transport made the…

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    Police ignore cheating antics of drunk Bangkok cabbie

    An outraged Thai woman took to social media after police refused to punish an allegedly drunk, chain-smoking Bangkok cabbie who guzzled alcohol while driving and overcharged her brother. Supunsa Hombanyen posted videos of the slovenly drunk taxi driver on her TikTok account, @mildhom, yesterday. She said… “On September 27, 2022, my brother took a taxi from Morchit in Bangkok to…

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    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…

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    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,…

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    Benevolent Bangkok cabbie drives 12 hours to take destitute family home

    A benevolent Bangkok taxi driver drove 12 hours for free to take a family of three to their hometown in the Isaan province of Udon Thani after they were evicted from a rental room in the capital because they couldn’t afford to pay the rent. The taxi driver, Anurak Nakgamthong, posted the heartwarming story and pictures of his passengers on…

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    Taxi driver punches woman after she requests him to go faster

    A Bangkok taxi driver is wanted for assault after he punched a female passenger in the face after she asked him to speed up a little bit. The Facebook page, อยากดังเดี๋ยวจัดให้ รีเทริน์, Let Me Know If You Want to Be Famous Return Part 3, posted a video of the male taxi driver attacking his female passenger who recorded the incident.…

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    Bangkok taxi driver caught on video beating Chinese passenger with an iron bar

    A dash cam video featuring a taxi driver who bludgeoning a man to the ground on a Bangkok road has emerged. A witness said the victim, a Chinese passenger, tried to negotiate a fair price for the service but became irate by the taxi driver and smashed his hand down on the hood of the car making the driver angry.…

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    Foreigner claims Bangkok taxi driver overcharged on a Thai holy day

    A Reddit user has posted about an experience of using a Taxi service in Bangkok… “Bangkok Scam on Vesak Day” (the Visakha Bucha Day Buddhist holiday). The user claimed the driver overcharged him and asked for a toll fee for the highway even though the toll was waived on the day. On Monday the aggrieved passenger posted pictures of the…