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The risks of using taxis in Thailand... and how to stay safe | Pack Thailand
Thailand has more than 250,000 registered taxi drivers in Bangkok alone – plus many more who are unlicensed. Traffic in the country, especially the capital, is horrendous. Drivers can be maniacs, and there are always dozens of motorcycles on any one stretch of road weaving and dodging cars. That’s before you even look at the problems of each individual driver – tired sleepy drivers, pervert drivers, rip-off drivers. Problem: Rip off drivers. This is one of the biggest problems were western tourists. Thai taxi drivers see it as an easy chance to make money, often by doubling or tripling the fare.