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Pattaya: 80% of motorcycle taxis are illegal - yet huge raid busts no one!
 
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Picture: Sophon Cable TV
 
Once again the Pattaya authorities have been made to look rather silly. They just can't seem to find any wrong doing at the seaside resort. 
 
Police, military, Department of Land Transport, City Hall and protection agencies - everyone and his dog - all descended on the resort's motorcycle taxi services yesterday.
 
But despite the fact that the DLT chief said 80% of the 1000 bike taxis in Pattaya are illegal there were no reports of any arrests or charges in the Sophon TV story. 
 
Instead they pictured a smiling Chonburi police big wig with a motorcycle rider who they eventually found that WAS legal. The "win" (motorcycle taxi rider) was also grinning.
 
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Picture: Sophon Cable TV
 
Wasu Mongkhonkaew, the Bang Lamung DLT chief, said that there are 1006 win riders in Pattaya, up from 444 that were identified during a four month inspection period from January to the end of April. 
 
This period was meant to highlight problems and warn riders about their future behavior.
 
Yesterday's raid was designed to check up on the legality of riders in Sai 2. Led by Chonburi provincial police deputy Pol Col Phongphan Wongmaneethet they were checking up plates, tax, the cleanliness of ranks and the dress sense of the riders. 
 
They also warned the riders about ripping off the public and tourists by not following set charges. 
 
There were yet more warnings that 2,000 baht fines would be levied for riders not using yellow plates.
 
It is illegal to use a white plate motorcycle for a public service. 
 
Yet there were no reports of fines. Just those smiley pictures. 
 
The riders are complaining that it is hard to get a yellow plate and it doesn't last very long. 
 
But the reason is that they don't have a public service licence in the first place so can't get a yellow plate. 
 
The other week a similar giant raid by hundreds of police and military in Walking Street found absolutely no prostitution. 
 
Source: Sophon Cable TV
 
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If hundreds of cops here can't find ANY prostitutes, or any illegal motor bike taxis, you have to say they aren't worthy to call themselves cops. I could find dozens of both without even trying.

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1 minute ago, ThreeEyedRaven said:

If the cops here can't find ANY prostitutes, or any illegal motor bike taxis, you have to say they aren't worthy to call themselves cops. I could find dozens of both without even trying.

its all a big game....to show how police do their jobs ...and show what  a great FORCE they are !!

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1 minute ago, essox essox said:

its all a big game....to show how police do their jobs ...and show what  a great FORCE they are !!

I agree with you entirely, though I think you need to replace the word "force" with "farce."

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That mean that 80% of the MC-taxis had a day off? Wauuwww. How on earth did people get around in Pattaya? There must have been huge fights about the few MC-taxis.

 

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29 minutes ago, colinneil said:

Are the Pattaya police just stupid, or are they being paid off?

bike taxis cooperate with police as eyes and ears,

which is actually a good idea

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50 minutes ago, webfact said:

They also warned the riders about ripping off the public and tourists by not following set charges.

all the ranks are supposed to display the prices - they don't

 

I give my regular guys 40 baht for a short journey but refuse to give them 80baht for 2 up

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They are far from stupid, their houses, cars and bank accounts reflect that

The stupidity lies in the population that allows them, and others, to continue along this path unabated...........

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Each bike rank is 'owned' by a police officer & they each pay him in order to be allowed to work.

That officer will in turn kick up to his boss & so on.

That is the main reason that you rarely see a motobike taxi being pulled over.

The same happens with the street food sellers unless they have a private pitch.

 

 

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The same bunch who could not find prostitution in Walking Street???

 

Stevie Wonder could do better than the lot of them on his own.

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Stop paying them, till  they find some illegal motorcycle taxis or prostitutes,  Lets see then how many they will find.

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2 hours ago, Snuller21 said:

That mean that 80% of the MC-taxis had a day off? Wauuwww. How on earth did people get around in Pattaya? There must have been huge fights about the few MC-taxis.

 

You're kidding right. There is an over supply and usually all they do is lounge around drinking, blocking pavements in a harassing way and bothering tourists. 

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2 hours ago, ThreeEyedRaven said:

If hundreds of cops here can't find ANY prostitutes, or any illegal motor bike taxis, you have to say they aren't worthy to call themselves cops. I could find dozens of both without even trying.

But could you find a real cop ?

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would you rather have police stopping, ticketing and fining every mc taxi they see? and have far fewer available to the point that it would be difficult getting a ride? same can be said for the obvious but not obvious oldest profession.

 

maybe the charade with the 'authorities' declaring innocence among ranks and the citizen affords better personal freedom or rather have to pay 2-4X the current rate for a ride, (mechanical or human 😉 while always worried about big brother?

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3 hours ago, ThreeEyedRaven said:

If hundreds of cops here can't find ANY prostitutes, or any illegal motor bike taxis, you have to say they aren't worthy to call themselves cops. I could find dozens of both without even trying.

The perfect post 

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25 minutes ago, brokenbone said:

bike taxis in pattaya is still 10 x cheaper then the taxi mafia in laos, at most they try for another 20. annoying, but tolareabe

I use the Baht bus,

Just to spite the Motor cycle taxi guys,  Rip off, Lazy, drunk, Violent, Thug,  Git's.

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2 hours ago, SidJames said:

Each bike rank is 'owned' by a police officer & they each pay him in order to be allowed to work.

That officer will in turn kick up to his boss & so on.

That is the main reason that you rarely see a motobike taxi being pulled over.

The same happens with the street food sellers unless they have a private pitch.

 

 

Not disbelieving but you state this so categorically I am curious how you came to know this?

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got to be the same BLIND cops that said there was no prostitution in Walking Street. ha ha, why do they even bother, it makes them the laughing stock once again, and posing for the childish photo

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I notice it is all juniors in the photos, no scrambled egg to be seen, surely that says something, nothing the top brass are jockeying for position in the photos.

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5 hours ago, ThreeEyedRaven said:

If hundreds of cops here can't find ANY prostitutes, or any illegal motor bike taxis, you have to say they aren't worthy to call themselves cops. I could find dozens of both without even trying.

Did you consider a job at Pattaya's finest already?

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