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Say No to Taxi Passengers, Lose License 30 Days, Prayuth Proposes

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Say No to Taxi Passengers, Lose License 30 Days, Prayuth Proposes

By Pravit Rojanaphruk
Senior Staff Writer

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The singer of famous Korean boy band '2PM,' Ok Taec-yeon, being refused by a Bangkok taxi driver in a Dec. 14, 2014 file photo. Photo: Ok Taec-yeon / Twitter

BANGKOK — Taxi drivers who refuse to take passengers could lose their licenses for up to 30 days.

Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha said Friday he was toying with the idea in response to one of Bangkok’s most intractable taxi complaints of drivers flatly refusing to pick up passengers whose destinations don’t agree with them.

Prayuth said the idea of revoking a driver’s license for 15 to 30 days would make the drivers afraid of repeating such an offense again.

Full story: http://www.khaosodenglish.com/detail.php?newsid=1457775261

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-- Khaosod English 2016-03-13

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A whole 30 days and they'll be afraid to repeat the offence ! rolleyes.gif

To start with how many will bother their backside at such a slap on the wrist then comes the ever popular question of enforcement and we know how good the BIB and other agencies are at that.

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There will be a shortage of taxis for 30 days when, or if, this gets introduced !

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There will be a shortage of taxis for 30 days when, or if, this gets introduced !

Surely you are joking?

A 30 day suspension from their license would only mean they will be driving during that time illegally. Do you really think a taxi driver is scared to drive if their license is suspended for such a short time?

They need to confiscate the taxi and suspend the driver for 3 months to ensure some kind of result. Otherwise, P's idea is just one more thing for Thais to laugh at.

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In 30 days the next news article will be "Most taxi drivers driving unlicensed"

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it's like scaring a fish with drowning him... absolutely futile exercise.....

What with many taxi driver driving around without a valid driving license or

even a fake one, I don't see how 30 days suspension is any deterrent here

needless to say that the suspended driver will of course, continue to drive

as if nothing happened.....

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Great idea in principle, but "enforcement" is where it all falls apart.

Last time I was refused, the cop standing right next to me point blank refused to do anything as the taxi was under "his protection" (lady stallholder told me this after).

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.............in response to one of Bangkok’s most intractable taxi complaints of drivers.......

1st time get the driver’s license revoked for 15 days.

2nd time get the driver’s license revoked for 30 days.

3rd time the driver gets to attend an attitude adjustment course

and his license revoked for 30 days.

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In Sukumvit area very hard to get a taxi mostly prefer going to airport or farang.

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...blahblahblah...blah....and even more blah!

Never gonna happen, never gonna be enforced, never gonna be followed up!

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Another brain fart from that gasbag Prayuth.

Avoiding the ban (if it ever happens) will be another way for the authorities to collect cash.

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I love how "toying with an idea" that makes sense never gets implemented.

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So you complain endlessly about the taxi drivers, and when a step is proposed to deal with issue, you complain about that too?

Headline should read 'Miserable farangs impossible to please'.

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So you complain endlessly about the taxi drivers, and when a step is proposed to deal with issue, you complain about that too?

Headline should read 'Miserable farangs impossible to please'.

You know very well, that it will never be dealt with, so spare me the indignation!

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