Bangkok, 6 May 2013, (NNT) – Director General of the Department of Land Transport, Somchai Siriwattanachoke, stated that the department will crack down on fare-cheating taxi drivers. Caught red-handed, the drivers, particularly those repeat offenders, will face a stiff fine and have their driver licenses revoked immediately. Taxi garage owners found to have surreptitiously fixed the meters will also be subjected to a heavy fine.
A number of taxi passengers have recently complained that they have routinely been cheated by cab drivers who overcharged them by accelerating the fare meter.
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