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Phuket taxi driver fined B400 for reckless driving in high-speed crash

PHUKET: A Phuket taxi driver has been charged and fined B400 for reckless driving after he slammed into a food-vendor’s motorbike at speed before dawn this morning (Feb 10) while carrying two tourists from Phuket International Airport.

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Friday 10 February 2017, 11:53AM


The accident happened at the Heroines Monument, in central Phuket, at about 5:30am.

Nittaya Thongthep, 52, who was driving the mobile food stall, escaped with only scratches and bruises.

The taxi driver, Prapot Boontang, and his passengers sufferd no injuries in the accident.

Mr Paopt tested negative for alcohol and drugs, confirmed Capt Kraisorn Boonprasop of Thalang Police.

“We had the option of fining him up to B1,000, but we wanted him to use that money for compensation to Mrs Nittaya,” Capt Kraisorn told The Phuket News this morning.

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Ms Nittaya told police, “I was heading to the shop on the bypass road where I set up every day to sell food when the taxi hit me hard from behind.”

The force of the impact left food and debris scattered across the road.

Mr Prapot’s taxi slammed into the bollards sourrounding the Heroins Monument only metres from where one man died after his pickup loaded with watermelons crashed last month. (See story here.)

The mess was quickly cleaned up to avoid traffic delays during rush hour this morning.

 

 

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World | 12 February 2017 - 20:53:42

It is a joke, all the fines are very LOW. That the reason people keep committing Crime. They don't care because the fines are almost nothing. Unlike the neighbor Viet Nam.

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Jor12 | 10 February 2017 - 18:39:02

Good to see. An excellent common sense way of resolving conflicts as opposed to western methods. All kudos to Thailand. 

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Bjay | 10 February 2017 - 16:47:53

Could have fined the Taxi Driver THB 1000? For driving recklessly & at high speed? He could not control his car & was a risk to other road uses! They will only sort out these Taxi & other crazy drivers who transport people from A to B risking their passengers lives.By making a fine that will make them think twice before the break the speed limit!

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Taxi Mafia | 10 February 2017 - 15:55:11

A taxi driver causes an accident in Phuket? I don't believe it!

400 baht fine? I was forced to pay 20 times that much to the police and never even caused an accident!

THere's 2 laws in Thailand.

1 for Thai's
1 for foreigners

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BenPendejo | 10 February 2017 - 15:40:45

Stupid.  They shouldn't even report things like this, because it just makes Thailand look ridiculously foolish....which it is.  They fine this ignorant ass about half the amount of his first taxi fare of the day.  I bet him and his scumbag buddies are lazing around the sala having a big'ol laugh at this one.  Dumb dumb dumb.  

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Kurt | 10 February 2017 - 14:52:50

Do we see the difference of 'law enforcement' between the case of this thai taxi driver, and the case of the Australian mr Keating, who collided with his Australian girkfriend ( or did she collide with him?)

This thai driver get a fine of 400 thb only?
Why not the maximum fine of 1000 thb + compensation of 600 thb for the damage he caused?

Thai law enforcement, if there is any, here we see, in Thailand the law is not the law.
The Phuket transport mafia almost get a 'bonus' from the police.

Mind you, we talk here about a high speed crash!!
Or shall we say,.. A deliberated speed what holds risk you kill people!..

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Foot | 10 February 2017 - 12:20:08

What a system!
Fine a dangerous driver $11.40 so he can give the woman $17.
Let him keep driving so, maybe next time, he can kill someone.
When he does, the authorities can get another chance to give a press release to announce how sad they are and all the things they are doing to improve road safety.
Ridiculous.

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CaptainJack | 10 February 2017 - 12:12:40

400B?! Are you kidding me?!! Way to go Thailand.

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