Taxi driver

  • Phuket News

    Taxi dispute disrupts tourists at Phuket’s Cafe del Mar

    Taxi drivers in front of Cafe del Mar in Kamala have once again caused a disturbance that has negatively impacted tourists’ experiences in Phuket. A complaint was lodged at Kamala Police Station following an incident on Wednesday night. A metered taxi driver, 40 year old Chalermphon Kwanyuen, received a booking via the Bolt app to pick up passengers from Cafe…

  • Road deaths

    Bangkok traffic cop killed by drunk driver during charity event

    A sobering incident occurred this morning when a traffic policeman was tragically killed by a drunk taxi driver while he was on duty facilitating traffic for a charity run event organised by a prominent university in Bangkok. The driver’s blood alcohol level was found to be a staggering 287 milligrams percent at the scene on Phaholyothin Road, in front of…

  • Crime News

    Road dispute in Mueang escalates into shooting, two kids injured

    A road dispute escalated into a shooting incident in Mueang, Pathum Thani, yesterday. Three teenagers on a motorbike allegedly shot at a taxi, injuring a 10-year-old boy and a seven-year-old girl. The Mueang Pathum Thani police revealed the details of the case at a public briefing held at 10am. The 51 year old taxi driver, Suraphon, was en route to…

  • China News

    Beijing woman sues ex-lover after spending 20 million baht

    A love-struck woman’s infatuation with a charismatic taxi driver led to a legal showdown after the revelation of his secret double life. The Beijing resident spent over 20 million baht on gifts and cash for Wang throughout their relationship, only to discover his deception. In March 2019, a successful clothing store owner in Beijing, Li, instantly fell for a taxi…

  • Thailand News

    Bolt taxi driver killed, another injured in Pattaya shooting incident

    A shooting incident claimed the life of a Bolt driver and left another individual injured in Pattaya on Wednesday. Police Lieutenant Colonel Nattiphong Jiampuak, leading the investigation from Nong Prue Police Station, was alerted to the crime scene at 9.36pm. As officers descended upon the unnumbered house within Soi Mab Yai Lia 24, Nong Prue subdistrict, Bang Lamung district, Chon Buri…

  • Thailand News

    Tragic last ride: Bangkok taxi driver found dead at gas station

    A taxi driver was discovered dead in his vehicle at a gas station in Bangkok’s Jomthong district. The incident occurred early this morning, February 28, and the circumstances surrounding the driver’s death are currently under investigation. The gas station on Kalapapruek Road became an unexpected crime scene this morning when a 59 year old taxi driver, identified as Sathian (surname…

  • Thailand News

    Valentine’s tragedy: Drunk taxi driver kills Thai couple

    A drunken Thai taxi driver crashed into a couple on a motorcycle on the Liab Khlong Sam Road in the central province of Pathum Thani yesterday, leading to the victims’ deaths. Khlong Luang Police Station officers were alerted to the fatal accident at 7.30am yesterday, February 14, and rushed to the scene with a rescue team. The two victims, a…

  • Road deaths

    Drunken taxi driver causes fatal Valentine’s Day crash in Pathum Thani

    Valentine’s Day turned tragic for a couple in Pathum Thani when a drunken taxi driver struck them with full force, leading to their deaths. The incident occurred at 7.30am today, February 14. Police Lieutenant Prachanan Korkhun, an investigative officer at the Khlong Luang police station, was alerted to a collision between a taxi and a motorcycle along a canal road…

  • World News

    Tokyo taxi driver feathers his cap with arrest after fatal dove collision

    A 50 year old Tokyo taxi driver has been arrested for striking a flock of doves and killing one in Shinjuku district last month. Authorities, who detained the driver, Atsushi Ozawa, under charges of violating wildlife protection laws and causing public alarm, initiated an investigation following a call from a concerned citizen who reported a taxi suddenly accelerating and hitting sparrows…

  • Thailand News

    Taxi driver gets staggering 37,000 baht tip in return for a 677 baht ride

    A taxi driver was left startled after a passenger gave him two 500 euro notes as fare for a trip that only cost 677 baht. The passenger, a foreigner, told the driver, “I gave you change,” insinuating he didn’t want any change back. The driver shared his story in a Facebook group, Thailand Taxi Drivers, which instantly created a buzz.…

  • World News

    Taxi driver’s kind gesture to cash-strapped tourist in Ho Chi Minh goes viral

    A Western woman encountered a predicament when she ran out of money to pay for her taxi ride in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The incident, recorded on the taxi’s in-car camera, unfolded around 5.30pm on a day late last month and has since gone viral, garnering close to a million views. The woman seemed visibly distressed when she realised…

  • Thailand News

    Viral video: Taxi driver’s ‘you’re too fat’ confrontation leaves passenger speechless

    A video of a taxi driver verbally confronting a passenger has gone viral, sparking widespread criticism and discussion online. The driver claimed he was afraid the shock absorbers would break due to the passenger’s weight, leading to an intense taxi confrontation exchange that left the passenger feeling insulted and upset. The taxi confrontation video clip begins with the passenger asking…

  • Thailand News

    Thai taxi drivers seek incentives to shift to electric vehicles

    Taxi drivers across Thailand, represented by the Thai Public Taxi Association, are petitioning the country’s transport minister for a financial incentive package to facilitate their switch to electric vehicles (EVs). Association Chairman, Sadit Jaitiang, plans to bring up this key concern during a vital meeting slated for next Friday with Transport Minister Suriya Jungrungreangkit. The meeting is expected to address…

  • Thailand News

    Jealous taxi driver stabs colleague for alleged affair with his wife

    A jealous Thai taxi driver suspected his colleague of having an affair with his wife so stabbed him on a road in Samut Prakarn province near Bangkok. The victim, who is in hospital recovering from his injuries, denied the accusation. Phra Samut Chedi Police Station officers were yesterday notified about the stabbing, which took place on the road in front…

  • Thailand News

    Grab taxi driver threatens to harm former Thai singer

    A former Thai singer took to social media to reveal that a Grab taxi driver, claiming to be a soldier, threatened to physically harm her. The singer, Jamila “Mila’ Panpinij, demanded that Grab takes responsibility for the incident and pay for treatment costs associated with her post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which was triggered by the incident. On Wednesday, May 31,…

  • World News

    Taxi driver abandons illegal migrants after blowout

    A taxi driver in West Thailand panicked and fled after a tyre on his pickup burst carrying 33 illegal migrants. Police reported they want to talk to the driver and have launched a search for him. The Thai driver fled after a left rear tyre burst leaving 33 illegal migrants from Myanmar abandoned in a pickup truck in Muang district…

  • Phuket News

    Passport left in taxi return to tourist just hours before flight

    In a heartwarming example of the power of kindness and the helpfulness that can occur in the Land of Smiles, a tourist who lost his passport was reunited with it on his way out of the country. On Sunday, American tourist Edward Freitas accidentally left his travel bag in a taxi in Phuket. The bag contained his passport and important…

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok taxi driver brawls with passenger in the street (video)

    A fight broke out between a Bangkok taxi driver and a passenger in the middle of the street last night. The passenger allegedly tried to steal from the driver. In a clip circulating on social media, the cameraman shouts ‘Muay Thai!’ as a taxi driver, wearing a face mask throughout the whole fight, swings at the passenger and pushes him…

  • Phuket News

    Patong taxi driver caught kicking over motorbike

    An angry taxi driver is in hot water after being caught on film kicking over a motorbike. The bike was parked legally in front of the owner’s shop. The incident took place on Sunday in Patong on Phra Metta Road. A video of the fit of rage was posted online. It shows a man, later identified as a 45 year…

  • Phuket News

    Stolen mobile phone returned after crazy journey

    A lucky tourist got his mobile phone back after leaving it in a taxi in Phuket where the driver threw it away in anger. The incident took place on New Year’s Eve, with police receiving a complaint and filing a report in the wee hours of January 1. A man from Kuwait reported leaving his phone in a minivan taxi…

  • Pattaya News

    Taxi drives off forgetting Norwegian tourist at petrol station in Thailand

    A Norwegian man took a taxi from Trat to Bangkok yesterday afternoon. After stopping at a petrol station in Chon Buri province to buy snacks, the driver drove off without him. The cabby drove 60 kilometres before realising his passenger had vanished. A Thai woman at the petrol station on the Setthakit Chon Buri – Baan Bueng Road saw the…

  • Bangkok News

    Man overpays taxi 253,000 baht, driver returns it

    Rushing to transfer payment to a taxi driver, a Thai passenger hit a few extra buttons and didn’t notice he overpaid his cab fare. One thousand times more than the fare. After accidentally transferring 253,303 baht for a 253 baht taxi ride, the driver has been commended for returning the gargantuan erroneous tip. The Thai passenger hailed the taxi on…

  • Pattaya News

    Motorbike taxi driver saves teenager from suicide in eastern Thailand

    A motorbike taxi driver stopped an 18 year old woman from jumping off an overpass in Sriracha, Chon Buri province, on Tuesday. “Ked” recently discovered she was pregnant and said that her boyfriend forced her to take abortion medication before dumping her on the side of the road while she was heavily bleeding. The motorbike taxi driver, 60 year old Noppadol…

  • Crime News

    British man injured in assault by Thai taxi driver, or was it a fence?

    What looked to be another blight on Thailand’s treatment of foreigners ended up instead as a blight on foreigners in Thailand as a British man who claimed to have been attacked by a taxi driver in Chiang Mai confessed that he had actually injured himself on a fence. The man suffered cuts in the palm of his hand and on…

  • Thailand News

    Phuket Taxi driver assaults 15 year old Australian passenger

    An Australian father has filed an official complaint to Phuket police saying a local taxi driver assaulted his 15 year old daughter at a parking area in a shopping centre in the middle of the island. The driver was released after an investigation and confessing to police that he just wanted to admire the passenger’s short pants. Phuket taxis are…

  • Crime News

    UPDATE: Police arrest taxi driver who robbed drunken foreigner asleep on sidewalk

    Following the report of a drunken foreigner who got robbed by a taxi driver while sleeping on the sidewalk in Bangkok, police have already arrested the suspect. The taxi driver said he meant to just wake the foreigner up, but the man’s assets ‘enticed’ him. Last Sunday, a local Thai news Facebook page reported that a taxi driver had robbed a…

  • Thailand News

    Taxi leaves passenger at petrol station, drives off with luggage, tourist’s passport

    UPDATE: The taxi driver has met with the police and says didn’t leave the tourist, he was just using the restroom. Read more HERE. Original story… A taxi driver allegedly robbed a passenger and left him and his friend at a petrol station in Isaan province Ubon Ratchathani. The tourist from Bangkok says that not only did the driver overcharge…

  • 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…

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok taxi driver faces fines, license suspension, training classes after passenger complains about ride

    A Bangkok taxi driver has been fined, has his license suspended, and has to take a training class after his erratic behaviour unnerved a passenger. The passenger posted online about the eccentric taxi ride that was supposed to take them from Victory Monument to Klong 6, Pathum Thani, last Sunday. However, the passenger cut the ride short and got off…

  • Bangkok News

    Taxi driver arrested for allegedly stealing from Australian man in Bangkok

    Police arrested a taxi driver who allegedly stole thousands of baht and Australian dollars from an Australian man back in May 2018. The Australian had hired a taxi to Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport. When he got out, he realised that not only his passport was missing, but 40,000 baht and AUD$4,000 were also gone. Surveillance camera footage shows the man getting…