Legal Action Taken Against Seven Illegal Taxi Drivers in Phuket

Phuket –

Legal actions are being taken against seven illegal taxi drivers in Phuket.

The Phuket Land Transport Office (PLTO) reported yesterday (January 31st) that relevant officials inspected an area near the Rassada Pier in the Rassada sub-district, Mueang Phuket.

Five taxi car drivers were found using vehicles to transfer tourists as illegal taxis (Black Plates). Two taxi drivers (Green Plates) from other provinces were also found servicing in the area against rules and regulations.

The Phuket Express noted ‘Black Plates’ is a term commonly used by the PLTO to call a normal personal vehicle (with a white license plate, ironically) but instead were found being used to transfer passengers as an illegal taxi. Meanwhile, taxis with green license plates can be serviced in provinces where they have been registered only.

Those offending taxi drivers will be fined 2,000 baht and their driving licenses will be suspended for 90 days.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.