Taxi driver fined ฿3k, driving license suspended for overcharging passenger

Taxi-meter in Bangkok

Toyota Corolla taxi-meter in Bangkok. Photo: Ilya Plekhanov.

A Bangkok taxi-driver has been fined 3,000 baht and has had his driving license suspended for 90 days by the Land Transport Department for overcharging a passenger by 299 baht.

The cabbie, Prasert Chanthai, was also ordered to return the overcharged amounts to the female passenger, a 20-year old who boarded his taxi on Friday night for a trip from Chatuchak Park to Lat Phrao Soi 101. He was also ordered to attend a 3-hour course in service orientation for public transport operators.

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By Thai PBS World

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