Revealed: the special button that allows bent taxi drivers to rip off customers: Thailand

Source: ThaiVisa

An online video showed what one taxi driver was doing to rip off his customers.

He had rigged up a special “red button” that he pressed while driving.

The button – hidden under duct tape and attached to an arm behind the steering wheel column – was pressed to increase distance traveled. 

A young policeman at the airport explained the modus operandi. 

The driver made a poor effort at mitigation.

After being pressed by a reporter to admit the extent of his wrong doing he said:

“I didn’t press it all the time. I sometimes just added 20 baht or so!”. 

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