The army is about to get tougher on taxis and baht buses in Pattaya starting from today ending their approach of issuing warnings to those that do not adhere to the rules.
From September 1 drivers of baht buses, taxis and tour buses will no longer receive a warning if their caught illegally parked or violating traffic rules they will be fined on the spot and in some instances could see their vehicle impounded for as long as seven days.
The head of the National Council for Peace and Order in Banglamung held a meeting with transport operators and city officials on August 22 to announce the deadline day for the new stricter approach to policing the public transport in Pattaya.
It was made clear at the meeting that since the new rules that actually came into effect in February earlier this year that over 700 drivers had been fined and or their vehicles impounded for not adhering to the military’s new set of rules.
Plans are in place to stop baht buses and taxis from waiting outside shopping malls for long periods of time in an attempt to wrangle high paying customers.
Though no specific details were given on how long vehicles could wait outside venues like shopping malls and hotels.
Authorities have asked for cooperation from the venues to move vehicles along that had camped outside their premises for long periods of time.
Source : Pattayamail
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