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Is there a procedure for filing a formal complaint against a taxi driver?

I think this is the third time I've run into this particular clown.  His modus operandi is to claim to understand where you are going, and then persistently misunderstand, until you are (ideally) a long way from your starting point AND destination.

The first time, he got away with it.

The second time, he tried really hard to misunderstand "Soi Cowboy" as "Soi Kow", giving up when I said "Soi yisipsahm".

Tonight, after the hotel security guard told him Terminal 21, and I told him Terminal 21, he tried to claim he heard 41.  When I said "Yisipet", he tried to ask "Sukhumvit?"

This was after he'd driven RIGHT PAST Terminal 21.  I ordered him to pull over, NOW.  It took me THREE TIMES telling him to pull over and stop.  He finally pulled over just short of Suk Soi 23, and I got out.

Blew my plans for the trip pretty thoroughly, as I just got out of the hospital yesterday and didn't really have the walking range to get back to the skytrain station without serious rest time.

I would REALLY like to see his cabbie license lifted and shredded, to force him into an honest career, like maybe a ya ba dealer.



 

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The taxi has a number attached to the door. Also, copy the driver's name.

But be aware that driving a taxi is supposed to be the first choice for a convict just released from prison, since it's a fast way to make some cash. Don't piss him off by saying what you intend to do.

p.s. Why did you ride with him again, if you knew he was a dishonest piece of dung?

 

 

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The first time, he got me.  I didn't recognize him the second and third times.

I realized who it might have been, and then recognized him when he started the game, the second time. 

I didn't recognize him at all the third time, except for the game, and then I realized who it had to be.

I didn't remember the taxi number well enough to be certain of it, this last time.

Different taxi numbers.  This has happened over the course of several years.

I won't swear that the third time was the same guy, but it sure sounded like him.

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I was in a crash once near Pratunam with a complete lunatic of a taxi driver who was covered in sweat, eyes rolling round in the back of his head,  gurning and having weird jerking muscle spasms. 

The police arrived on the scene, took one look at him and.......

 

 

 

asked to see my passport 

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A Brit friend pulled out onto Rachadapisek one day and was stopped halfway out when the light turned red. When the light turned green, a taxi driver drove straight into the side of my friend's car. The police arrived, and the taxi driver insisted the Farang had run into him. Two mo'cy' taxi guys backed up the driver; it was the Brit's fault. The police sergeant looked at the damage to the side of the Farang's car and knew that had to be wrong. Still, he had to do something, so he fined the Brit 100 baht and let him go.  TIT.

 

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