Legal action is being taken against five illegal taxi drivers in Phuket.
The Phuket Land Transport Office (PLTO) reported yesterday (February 22nd) that relevant officials set up a checkpoint in the Cherng Talay sub-district in Thalang.
Two taxi drivers (Green Plates) from other provinces were found operating in the area against rules and regulations. Three taxi drivers were also found using personal vehicles to transfer tourists as illegal taxis (Black Plates).
The offending taxi drivers will be fined and their driving licenses will be considered for 90 days of suspension.
The Phuket Express notes ‘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, although Phuket officials are reportedly planning to relax this rule.
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