Passenger handed B5k reward for reporting ‘multitasking’ bus driver

Sunlong SLK6126 bus in Pattaya, Chonburi

Sunlong SLK6126 bus in Pattaya, Chonburi. Photo: Ilya Plekhanov.

PHUKET: The Phuket Land Transport Office (PLTO) has handed over the B5,000 fine levied on the driving caught on video letting his 7-year-old son handle the steering wheel of an interprovincial bus in Phuket last Friday night (Dec 14) to the woman who posted the incident online.

The bus driver, Surachai Riap-roy, 45, who was also recorded taking a video call on his phone while his son was “driving”, also had his licence suspended for one month – a penalty made moot if Surachai makes good on his claim that he will seek work following another career. To this, he did quit his job as a bus driver.

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By The Phuket News

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