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Get me outa here! Taxis with emergency panic buttons coming to Pattaya!

Tourists used to being ripped off by unscrupulous Pattaya taxi drivers will soon have a get out clause – a panic button in the cab to call the authorities in case of fleecing or other misdemeanors. A pilot program of the “OK” fleet of new taxis has proved to be a success and now more cars at the resort will get the “OK” designation leading to better, safer and fairer service, said Chonburi Department of Land Transport. Just 18 cars so far have the new measures – an emergency button that links to HQ, more information about the driver, and all are GPS enabled. The cars can be called on an application. The fee is set – 40 baht for the first two kilometers plus a charge if hailed using the application. Chonburi DLT representative Nit Jiamrujikun yesterday met with Pattaya taxi co-operatives boss Tawat Pheuakbunnark in Bang Lamung to...

 

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