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Motorcycle taxi wars: Grab rider attacked by "win" as police admit the law is not clear

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Motorcycle taxi wars: Grab rider attacked by "win" as police admit the law is not clear

 

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Police near Khao San Road have admitted that the law regarding the use of Grab Bike and similar services is still unclear. 

 

They have called on motorcycle taxis (win), Grab, taxi drivers and Uber to keep calm and call the cops if there are disputes. 

 

In a latest case that happened in Chakraphon Road a Grab rider was attacked by a "win" rider.

 

Pictures of his bloodied shoulder caused a lot of comment from the public after they appeared on the "Patiharn Sarikapun" page.

 

Pol Lt-Col Phuwadon Unphote of the Chanasongkhram police near the end of Khao San Road told Daily News Online that this was a case of turf wars between Grab and regular motorcycle taxis. 

 

A verbal argument had broken out that led to violence. 

 

A man is to appear in court charged with assault after the incident on Tuesday. 

 

Lt-Col Phuwadon called for calm while admitting that the law is unclear at this time regarding the use of services like Grab and Uber. 

 

He urged people to call the cops if there was trouble. 

 

The injured poster on Facebook said they would continue working for Grab and were OK but undaunted. 

 

Source: Daily News

 

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Posted (edited)

Has Khao San Road moved to Pattaya? Or is bad news automatically considered as Pattaya related:whistling:

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1 hour ago, smedly said:

The law is very clear - it's assault 

 

Why not Grab both of them and charge them - Win Win

 

 

Would you please explain the law as you know it.

 

I only figure if Grab is operating in a city it must be with legal permission.

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Ban this mafia taxi drivers (win) 

And taxi no meter too 

Let people use what their want 

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1 hour ago, lemonjelly said:

It’s not a problem in Malaysia, why should it be here? Another thing, taxi drivers etc in Malaysia don’t go around hacking at people with machetes because they know they’ll do serious time for it, not the Mickey Mouse sentencing given for violence in Thailand 

 Vietnam also there is no problem at all with Grab, of coarse Thailand has a problem.

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1 hour ago, baansgr said:

Meanwhile on Sukhumvit 22, a moto taxi guy has just returned a lost bag to a Korean tourist containing 700,000THB

on sukhumvit soi 11 the local win at the end of the soi are a godsend.

mouth of the soi, not so much.

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I was in that area Khao San ,,, 2 days ago, I could not find one taxi that would use the meter,  I just walked to Ratchadamnoen  klang rd  and the first taxi used the meter without asking him,,

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2 hours ago, lemonjelly said:

It’s not a problem in Malaysia, why should it be here? Another thing, taxi drivers etc in Malaysia don’t go around hacking at people with machetes because they know they’ll do serious time for it, not the Mickey Mouse sentencing given for violence in Thailand 

You are so right. Here, you are likely to get more jail time for saying the wrong things about certain people, than you do for man-slaughter, or fleeing the scene of an accident with fatalities.

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3 hours ago, Henrik Andersen said:

Ban this mafia taxi drivers (win) 

And taxi no meter too 

Let people use what their want 

And have the general public have a choice?

It will never happen as we both know... sadly. 

 

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