Sattahip drug tests motorcycle-taxi drivers

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Sattahip District launched a reorganization of the area’s motorcycle taxis by drug testing more than 453 drivers.

District Chief Parinya Phothisut joined personnel from the Sattahip Naval Base for the Feb. 20 operation. Motorcycle taxis were organized into three sub-districts – Samae San, Bang Saray and Muang Sattahip – and 49 taxi stands were checked. All the 453 drivers proved drug-free.

Parinya said reorganizing motorcycle taxis will help prevent illegal drivers and reduce crime. Drug testing will help ensure safety of riders, he said.

The Chonburi Land Transport Department wants to see motorcycle taxis registered, carry proper licenses and their stands carry the proper signage.

Sattahip District drug tested more than 453 motorcycle taxi operators. All proved drug-free.Sattahip District drug tested more than 453 motorcycle taxi operators. All proved drug-free.