Taxis and tuk tuks parking illegally in Patong

Can someone do something about the illegal taxis and tuk tuks parking on Rat-U-Thit 200 Pee Road outside Serenity Tours in Soi La Diva opposite the Electric Office? I have a business in the soi and cannot get customers in or out of the soi because the drivers are always blocking it. I have also been verbally abused by taxi drivers after asking them to move, as they have no business parking along the red and white marked curb.


Steve, Patong

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As we all know, Patong is a very crowded area, so the traffic is always a mess. Although traffic police have tried to sort it out, the problem remains, simply because there are not enough officers to deal with the issue.

It is good for people to report things to us when they notice something is wrong – I appreciate your help in the matter.

My team and I will inspect the area you mentioned to see what the situation is like in regards to tuk tuks and taxi drivers parking in the wrong area.

If they are, we will charge them for illegally parking in a no-parking zone and blocking the entrance to a public soi. They will be fined no more than 500 baht.

We can be contacted directly at the Patong Police Station at 076 3427 1920.

Maj Sarawut Chuprasit, Chief of Patong Traffic Police.

Answered on October 18, 2012.
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