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