Taxi drivers pledge not to turn down passengers, as tribute to His Majesty

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BANGKOK, 6 December 2014 The Land Transport Department, in collaboration with taxi drivers and taxi radio operators, hosted an event to commemorate His Majesty the King’s birthday anniversary on December 5, with participating taxi drivers vowing not to turn down any passengers, as a tribute to His Majesty.

In addition to taxi drivers, Friday’s event in Bangkok was attended by tuk tuk drivers, drivers of for-hire vehicles and road safety volunteers. Balloons were released as a procession of taxis decorated with flowers, the national flag and the royal flag made its way around the event’s venue. Taxi drivers then made a pledge before the image of His Majesty the King, vowing to be good taxi drivers and to never turn down passengers.

Six taxi drivers, selected by traffic radio stations, were awarded at the event for their distinguished good deeds. In addition, 87 scholarships for the support of taxi drivers’ children’s education were handed out.