Pattaya-area officials, police and soldiers checked motorcycle taxis on Second and Thirds roads to be sure they’re following the rules.
Chonburi deputy police chief, Pol. Col. Pongphan Wongmaneeted led the delegation of transport regulators, city regulatory officers, Banglamung District officials and military men on the June 12 sweep.
Transport inspector Wasu Mongkolkaew said 1,450 motorcycle taxi stands have been checked since January.
Citations were given for having the wrong type of driver’s license, wrong license plates, not wearing the proper uniform and having dirty taxi stands.
He said 80 percent of taxi bikes are not registered for public-transport use and denied assertions by drivers that the yellow plates take too long to get.