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Tuk-tuk driver fined 2,500 baht

Tuk-tuk driver fined 2500 baht

A tuk-tuk driver was fined 2,500 baht and had his driver’s license suspended for 90 days yesterday after charging four Japanese tourists 6,000 baht for a ride from Sukhumvit Soi 18 to Thaniya Plaza in the Silom area on May 13th.

One of the tourists posted about the incident on social media, leading to widespread criticism of the driver, identified as Phumiret.

Officials from the Land Transport Department investigated the ownership and license number of the tuk-tuk, successfully identifying the driver. Phumiret was summoned for questioning and admitted to overcharging, claiming it was due to heavy rain.

The department fined him 2,000 baht for the overcharge and an additional 500 baht for not dressing properly.

His driver’s license was suspended for 90 days, and he was ordered to attend a three-hour public service course.

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