Taxi Drivers Who Refuse Passengers to Face Bigger Fines

Taxi drivers in Thailand who refuse service to passengers seeking a ride–a common occurrence in sprawling Bangkok–will be subject to stricter fines under a new law.

The bill, drafted by the Land Transport Department, will increase fines imposed on taxi drivers who deny passengers from 2,000 baht to 5,000 baht.

On top of that, taxi drivers that say “no” to customers may also have their taxi license suspended for 15-30 days or be sent to a 3-hour driving etiquette class.

Taxi drivers caught red-handed more than once sending passengers away may have their license suspended for 3-6 months.

According to the Land Transport Department, taxi drivers turning would-be customers away is the number one source of complaints they receive.

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