New campaign to regain passenger confidence in taxis

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BANGKOK– Prawet Police Station in Bangkok has organized a campaign to boost passenger confidence in public taxis.

The campaign provided training to taxi drivers and installed CCTV cameras in their vehicles.

Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Bureau Pol. Lt. Gen. Sanit Mahathavorn chaired the opening ceremony of the campaign, which is being sponsored by various governmental units, Seacon Square shopping center, and Bangkok Taxi Co-operatives.

The officials handed out certificates to about 100 participants in the program. The certificate recipients are expected to use their training to serve as the extra eyes and ears of the police and provide additional aids in preventing crime on the road.

The campaign, the third of its kind, has installed CCTV cameras on 450 taxis so far, including 100 cabs this year.

The metropolitan police chief urged all taxi drivers to follow the code of conduct for public transportation, such as refraining from abandoning passengers, from using coarse language, and from refusing passengers.