Tourist police promise crackdown on overcharging taxis in Thailand

Today the acting deputy commissioner of the Tourist Police, Pol Maj-Gen Surachet Hakpal has vowed to increase efforts to stamp out taxi drivers who take advantage of foreign tourists.

Surachet stated that the tourist police have been instructed to work with the Land Transport Department by Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.

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The Prime Minister wants to rid the kingdom of those taxi drivers not playing by the rules as they are damaging to the reputation of Thailand.

Tourist police promise crackdown on overcharging taxis in Thailand

Surachet said on average they receive roughly 1,000 complaints a month from tourists who say taxis have refused to use their meters or that they were overcharged.

Checkpoints will now be set up at several locations including Pratunam, Central World and Suvarnabhumi Airport where there is a high concentration of tourists.

The Prime Minister has stated that the issue around taxis is an urgent agenda item and an issue that the government must solve to prevent the image of the kingdom being tarnished.

Source : Thenation

Content : LovePattayaThailand

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