Legal Action Taken Against Three Illegal Taxi Drivers in Phuket

Phuket –

Legal action is being taken against three illegal taxi drivers in Phuket.

The Phuket Land Transport Office (PLTO) reported yesterday (February 14th) that from 9:00 A.M. to midday relevant officials set up a checkpoint near the Si Kor Intersection in Kathu where many vehicles were heading up to Patong Hill.

Three taxi car drivers were found using personal vehicles to transfer tourists as illegal taxis (Black Plates). Those offending taxi drivers will be fined and their driving licenses will be considered for 90 days of suspension.

The Phuket Express noted ‘Black Plates’ is a term commonly used by the PLTO to for a personal vehicle (with a white license plate, ironically) but they were found being used to transfer passengers as an illegal taxi.

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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.