Legal Action Taken Against Illegal Taxi Drivers in Phuket

Phuket –

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

The Phuket Land Transport Office (PLTO) reported that this week that relevant officials set up a checkpoint near the Phuket International Airport in the Sakoo sub-district, Thalang.

Four taxi drivers were 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 that ‘Black Plates’ is a term commonly used by the PLTO for a normal personal vehicle (with a white license plate, ironically) but instead were found to be used to transfer passengers as an illegal taxi.

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 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.