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Higher fines for rogue taxi drivers in the offing

 

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A deputy at the Department of Land Transport told the Thai media that the DLT are preparing to present proposals for higher fines for rogue taxi drivers - especially repeat and habitual offenders. 

 

Daily News reported that those drivers who the DLT want to come down harder on are ones that refuse passengers and rip people off with random fares not using the meter. 

 

Kamon Buranapong said that discussions were underway to propose changes to two laws promulgated in 1979 that are now out of date. 

 

The 2,000 baht fine on the books is considered just not enough of a deterrent. 

 

Plans are underway to present proposals when the new government is formed after the election. 

 

Source: Daily News

 

 

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All just talk until it happens,the fine must be large enough to act as

a deterrent,maybe points system ,reach 10 points you can no longer

drive a taxi,the taxi drivers in Singapore,Malaysia,and Vietnam follow

the rules,why cannot Thai taxi drivers do the same........I know asking a bit too much.

regards Worgeordie

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36 minutes ago, webfact said:

Plans are underway to present proposals when the new government is formed after the election. 

I think it is obvious that after the new government is fully formed, and everyone is firmly ensconced in their respective sinecures then the following should be adopted.......

A fact finding mission to explore how other Government agencies around the world have dealt with this problem. Starting with Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia. Then move on to compare these with Bali, New Zealand, Australia, and Fiji. After correlation of those facts, a move to compare the East with the West, starting with Canada, moving through the Western USA, across Latin America, and up the Eastern Seaboard of USA. finally over to Europe, where a fact finding cavalcade will move in a slow anti clockwise spiral culminating somewhere in the centre of Switzerland. Several Committees can then be formed upon return to Thailand, with a series of buffet lunches in expensive well appointed meeting halls to come to an a- greed conclusion on the way forward.......

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Higher fines for Taxi drivers = low hanging fruit! How about higher fines for corrupt Police or higher fines for corrupt Politicians - "watch" this space, nothing will happen :goof:

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52 minutes ago, webfact said:

Higher fines for rogue taxi drivers in the offing

Taxi driver 1: I overcharged a tourist

DLT: OK, that's fine.

 

Taxi driver 2: I found two million Baht in the back of my taxi and kept it

DLT: Yup that's fine too.

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Reminded myself why I NEVER ride with these scumbags unless I have no other choice. Had to go to Bumrungrad hospital so tried to get a cab soi 11.  Im not joking but everysingle one of the 7 cabs that stopped all rolled down the front window and all wanted a 100 baht. It was bizzare they all wanted exactly the same amount for what is a 37 baht trip

 

Then last week at immigration 4.30 pm several wanted 300 baht to Mo chit BTS . 

 

They will never change, in fact they are getting worse

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6 minutes ago, madmen said:

Reminded myself why I NEVER ride with these scumbags unless I have no other choice. Had to go to Bumrungrad hospital so tried to get a cab soi 11.  Im not joking but everysingle one of the 7 cabs that stopped all rolled down the front window and all wanted a 100 baht. It was bizzare they all wanted exactly the same amount for what is a 37 baht trip

 

Then last week at immigration 4.30 pm several wanted 300 baht to Mo chit BTS . 

 

They will never change, in fact they are getting worse

 

Reminded myself why I NEVER ride with these scumbags unless I have no other choice. Had to go to Bumrungrad hospital so tried to get a cab soi 11.  Im not joking but everysingle one of the 7 cabs that stopped all rolled down the front window and all wanted a 100 baht. It was bizzare they all wanted exactly the same amount for what is a 37 baht trip......You COULD Have " WALKED " That very SHORT Distance,EASILY !! Unless You've got 2 Broken Legs that is ?? If You couldn't why not pay the 100 Baht ?? Jeezus it's 2.50 gbp OR 3 US$ !!!!!

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12 minutes ago, Nong Khai Man said:

 

Reminded myself why I NEVER ride with these scumbags unless I have no other choice. Had to go to Bumrungrad hospital so tried to get a cab soi 11.  Im not joking but everysingle one of the 7 cabs that stopped all rolled down the front window and all wanted a 100 baht. It was bizzare they all wanted exactly the same amount for what is a 37 baht trip......You COULD Have " WALKED " That very SHORT Distance,EASILY !! Unless You've got 2 Broken Legs that is ?? If You couldn't why not pay the 100 Baht ?? Jeezus it's 2.50 gbp OR 3 US$ !!!!!

Soi 11 to Bomrumgrad just a walk in the park

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5 minutes ago, ChipButty said:

Soi 11 to Bomrumgrad just a walk in the park

I Know, Been There,Done that ( Many Times ) & Got LOADS Of T-Shirts !!

You Really Wouldn't be ARS*D Getting a Taxi,Unless you are VERY Lazy !!

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23 minutes ago, madmen said:

Reminded myself why I NEVER ride with these scumbags unless I have no other choice. Had to go to Bumrungrad hospital so tried to get a cab soi 11.  Im not joking but everysingle one of the 7 cabs that stopped all rolled down the front window and all wanted a 100 baht. It was bizzare they all wanted exactly the same amount for what is a 37 baht trip

 

Then last week at immigration 4.30 pm several wanted 300 baht to Mo chit BTS . 

 

They will never change, in fact they are getting worse

yeah i remember a thai guy telling me the story about his son was a school teacher but making more money driving now.... it's not about the 100 baht it's about being ripped off and like the scumbag mbike riders in pattaya who rip off the poor thais as well by demanding 100 baht for 20 baht trips

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3 minutes ago, stanleycoin said:

Is it still only 500 baht for banging one out whist watching a porno movie 

when you have  female passengers in the rear of the Taxi ? :whistling:

Not getting in your taxi 🤔

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3 hours ago, AhFarangJa said:

I think it is obvious that after the new government is fully formed, and everyone is firmly ensconced in their respective sinecures then the following should be adopted.......

A fact finding mission to explore how other Government agencies around the world have dealt with this problem. Starting with Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia. Then move on to compare these with Bali, New Zealand, Australia, and Fiji. After correlation of those facts, a move to compare the East with the West, starting with Canada, moving through the Western USA, across Latin America, and up the Eastern Seaboard of USA. finally over to Europe, where a fact finding cavalcade will move in a slow anti clockwise spiral culminating somewhere in the centre of Switzerland. Several Committees can then be formed upon return to Thailand, with a series of buffet lunches in expensive well appointed meeting halls to come to an a- greed conclusion on the way forward.......

The way forward being no change !

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