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    Fare play: Taxi driver caught cashing in for party with entertainers

    Police today arrested a Thai taxi driver in Samut Prakarn province near Bangkok for stealing more than 10,000 baht in cash from a passenger to spend on a party with some female entertainers. The 57 year old female passenger victim, Waleeporn, filed a theft complaint at Bang Kaew Police Station on May 10 after the taxi driver, later identified as…

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    Fare play: Thai taxi driver slams cops for toll indulgence

    A female Thai taxi driver condemned police officers for indulging two foreign tourists who refused to pay toll fees by covering the costs themselves. The female taxi driver shared a video of when she engaged in an argument with police officers and two foreign women passengers on Facebook. In the video, she refused to accept money from the police and asked…

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    Thai taxi driver seeks justice after brutal axe attack and car theft (video)

    A local taxi driver sought justice after a Thai man posing as a passenger attacked him with an axe before stealing his car. The taxi driver said he was seriously injured but the police gave the attacker a lenient sentence. The taxi driver, 51 year old Chinnaphat Chokchana, urged non-profit organisation Saimai Survive to help him seek justice. Chinnaphat recounted…

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    Phuket taxi driver drives away foreign woman over air conditioning dispute

    A Thai taxi driver faced criticism for a viral video of him chasing away a foreign passenger by pulling her out of his cab. The driver defended himself saying the foreign woman kicked his car door over an air conditioning dispute. The Facebook page, โหดจัง จังหวัดภูเก็ต (meaning so brutal, Phuket province), shared a video when a Thai taxi driver pulling…

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    Thai taxi turmoil: Fare fight leaves traveller abandoned on road to Pattaya (video)

    A Thai woman took to social media to share her experience with another one of Thailand’s notorious taxi drivers who abandoned her in the middle of the journey to Pattaya after she refused to pay more when he tried to hike the fare mid-journey. The victim shared a video of herself arguing with the taxi driver on her TikTok account,…

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    Lao woman’s harrowing experience with Thai taxi driver in Bangkok

    Officers from Bang Kruai Police Station in Nonthaburi province near Bangkok arrested an illegal Thai taxi driver for sexually harassing and overcharging a Lao woman. The driver denied he sexually harassed the woman, stating that he was just teasing the passenger. The Lao victim, 19 year old Phouangmalay Keovilay, and her older brother filed a complaint against a Thai taxi…

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    Driven desire: Thai woman arrested for stealing a taxi after driver refused to have sex

    Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) officers arrested a Thai woman on Rama II Road in Samut Sakhon province near Bangkok on November 11 for stealing a taxi after the driver refused to have sex with her. The taxi driver filed a complaint at Thayang Police Station in the southern province of Phetchaburi after his female passenger stole his vehicle. The driver…

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    2 Thai taxi drivers deceived by scam passenger posing as wealthy man

    Two Thai taxi drivers urged Channel 3 and the media to issue a warning after they were deceived by a scam passenger who posed as a wealthy man. The drivers lost valuable amulets, a mobile phone, and 2,000 baht. The Thai taxi drivers were identified as 54 year old Yanyong Pongkit and 35 year old Nopporn Chewanitjakun. Yanyong revealed that…

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    Broken taxi meter mended: Thai good samaritan’s TikKok gesture goes viral

    A kindhearted Thai woman shared a video on TikTok of the moment she helped a struggling taxi driver. She paid the driver an extra 2,350 baht to replace his broken meter. The video was posted on the TikTok account, @worldmj on Tuesday, September 12. The video caption read… “Travelling for several kilometres, but the meter does not count it. What…

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    Thai taxi talk tiff: Dialect debate drives social media stir

    The Thai Taxi Association ignited a heated debate on the nation’s social media platforms after they advised the capital’s taxi drivers to avoid talking to passengers in the Isaan dialect in order to level up the service standard of Thai taxis. Bangkok is considered to have the most taxis in Thailand due to the bustling demand for their services making…

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    Thai Taxi Association’s controversial tips for satisfactory rides spark debate

    The Thai Taxi Association stirred debate by posting six tips to ensure a satisfactory taxi ride. The recommendations include asking before getting in, not forgetting to tip, and calling for a Grab taxi during peak hours or if the location is difficult for a regular taxi to reach. The Thai Taxi Association’s Facebook page recently shared these suggestions, aiming to…

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    Phuket authorities clamp down on illegal taxi practices, impose hefty fines

    Over the past five months, the Phuket Land Transport Office (PLTO) has conducted an operation targeting individuals involved in illegal taxi practices. Their recent crackdown at Phuket International Airport resulted in the apprehension of two additional drivers. Led by Kornpitak Assuwan, head of the academic group at PLTO, also referred to as the policy division, officers initiated another phase of…

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    Scat woman: Thai taxi drivers warn of female passenger who poops in car

    A Thai taxi driver in Samut Prakarn province near Bangkok took to Facebook to warn fellow drivers of a female passenger who has been known to poop in cars and then flee without paying. The driver shared dashcam footage and his story on a Facebook group called Taxi Drivers (Thailand) on Friday, April 14 with a caption that said… “Warning…

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    Taxi app gaff sends passengers to wrong airport causing 10,000 baht loss

    A Thai woman filed a complaint with the police, and the Office of the Consumer Protection Board (OCPB), after a taxi driver from the Gosabuy application dropped her at the wrong airport. It cost her over 10,000 baht as a result and got only 2,000 baht in compensation. The passenger, 51 year old Aranya Kaewma, told Thairath that she booked flights…

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    Woman warns others after being stalked by creepy taxi driver

    A woman driver issued a warning to others after she was stalked by a taxi driver to her home in Pathum Thani province near Bangkok. The cab driver denied the accusation saying he was hired by an unknown person to follow her. The woman, Thitichaya (surname reserved), said she was stalked by a taxi driver for over 10 kilometres. The…

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    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 taxi fares in Thailand would be increased after eight years of stagnation. The department of transport…

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    Drug-addled cabbie faces jail for driving under the influence

    A drug-addled cabbie faces time in jail for dangerous driving while allegedly under the influence of narcotics in the Kathu district of Phuket. A motorcycle rider brought to light the drug-taking cab driver’s antics after becoming a victim of his erratic behaviour on the road. The taxi driver scolded the motorcycle rider after the latter complained. He said… “Don’t butt…

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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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    Off-duty officer fires shots & fights with Bangkok cabbie

    A road rage incident between a Bangkok taxi driver and an allegedly drunk off-duty police officer saw shots fired and a bout of fisticuffs on the hard shoulder of a motorway. The taxi driver, Thongchai Baanyam, filed a complaint with the police soon after the incident in Bangkok last night. The 42 year old told police that the reportedly drunk…

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    Thailand’s aeroplane graveyard spooks residents | GMT

    Thailand’s aeroplane graveyard spooks residents. The generous driver sticks free snacks & masks to his pickup. 4 taxi drivers were fined for overcharging and refusing service. Plan to phase out importing plastic scrap by 2025.

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    Taxi faces attempted murder charge for knocking rider off his bike

    A taxi driver faces an attempted murder charge after CCTV captured him intentionally smashing into a motorcycle on a road in Bangkok. Luckily, the rider survived. The brother of the victim, Piyapong Yodsing, uploaded CCTV footage of the incident to TikTok. The video shows a yellow taxi in the right-hand lane of Tiwanon Road in Bangkok behind the motorcycle. The…

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    Standard taxi fee of 45-50 baht agreed but more at Thai airports

    A taxi fare increase of about 45 to 50 baht was proposed by drivers in Thailand yesterday while standing or idling in traffic is expected to be fixed at about five baht per minute. The President of the Thai Public Taxi Association, Sadit Jaitiang, reported yesterday that the association met with the Deputy Director of the Land Transport Department, Sirirat…

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    Stingy foreigner pays Thai taxi rider 20 cents for 450-baht ride

    A motorcycle taxi rider in Samut Prakarn province near Bangkok warned other riders to be aware of a tight-fisted foreigner who duped him, handing over a 20 cent euro coin, about 7 baht, for a 450 baht fare. The 63 year old motorcycle taxi rider, Subin Waitook, yesterday revealed to the media that a foreign passenger agreed with him to…

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    Ride-sharing services to be legal in Thailand by 2020

    PHOTO: Grab Thailand’s Transport Minister says that regulatory guidelines have been drafted to pave the way for legalising ride-hailing services by March next year. Ride-hailing organisations currently operate in “legal limbo”, often finding themselves stopped and fined for not being properly registered. New guidelines will require drivers to have a public driver’s licence, vehicles to be registered and equipped with…