Thai tourist police warn taxi drivers to drop sneaky behaviors

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2017
Apichat said drivers who refuse passengers are damaging the nation’s tourism industry and reputation and added that tourist police will work with officials from the Department of Land Transport to punish such drivers for the lack of professionalism.

The Tourist Police Bureau has advised passengers rejected by taxi drivers to take photos of their license numbers and report them through the bureau’s 1155 hotline.

Bureau Spokesperson Apichat Suriboony said drivers who refuse passengers are damaging the nation’s tourism industry and reputation. He added that tourist police will work with officials from the Department of Land Transport to punish such drivers for the lack of professionalism.



Under the Land Traffic Act, taxi drivers who reject passengers face a fine of up to 1,000 baht and the possible revocation of their driver’s license.

Uncooperative taxi drivers can also be reported to the Land Transport Department’s Public Passenger Protection Center by dialing 1584, or with the Traffic Police via the 1197 hotline. (NNT)