Topic: Bad Taxi should be punished.
General Purpose: To persuade
Type: Question of Policy
General Idea: Did you know that About 12,800 complaints were filed against taxi drivers during this years. The top complaints included refusing to accept passengers, being verbally rude, dropping off passengers before the agreed destination, unsafe driving, and refusing to use the meter. Bad Taxi-driver is a cancer for Thailand. 90% of people have encountered with bad taxi drivers, but do not know how to deal with it. Therefore it ends up with ignorance.
Introduction: As I came across this topic, I saw this headline news said, “Cheating taxi-drivers a cancer for Thailand”. (Chor-Yong, 2013) As an Tourism and Hospitality student, this sentence made me feel kind of depressing. ...view middle of the document...
) Charging for extra.
i. News; a foreigner was killed after accusing a taxi driver for cheating meters.
B.) Bad driving
C.) Rejecting Passengers .
One of the biggest complaints from passengers is that taxi drivers often refuse to pick them up. This is usually because the passenger wants to go to an area of the city that has bad traffic jam. It is well known among Thai people that some taxi drivers will pick up a foreigner in preference to a Thai person.
i. Taxi drivers have a variety of excuses for not picking up passengers. Some of them are genuine and you should try and be sympathetic. Taxi drivers often rent the vehicles and they have to return them at the end of their shift on time. It is not fair if you want them to go the wrong direction near the end of their shift. The Bangkok Post did some research on Thai forums and here is their list of the most common reasons given by taxi drivers for refusing a fare; the gas need to be filled.
ii. Starting from 1st September, the police have announced that “not picking up passengers” will be added to the list of traffic violations (drink driving) that will result in an immediate fine. No warning will be given.
Conclusion and Solution
To solve the problem, the department has prepared to take legal action against those who repeatedly reject passengers by suspending and revoking his/her public driving licences. Moreover, Mr Somchai said, the department has invited managers of 35 leading department stores in Bangkok and adjacent areas where there are taxi stands nearby to discuss measures to solve the problem. All department stores have been asked for cooperation to install signboards publicising regulations that taxi drivers are forbidden to refuse passengers.
- additional penalties against bad behavior taxi drivers.
- Call 1584