The tourist police of the resort island of Phuket in Thailand urged tourists to urgently contact the police in case of unforeseen situations related to a taxi. We are talking about taxi drivers, with malicious intent deviating from the route proposed by the GPS.
As the police reported in their social media account on December 2, deviations from the route suggested by the navigator are now really possible, because. the road to Patong Hill has been under maintenance for some time. However, law enforcement officers repeatedly dealt with taxi drivers who took advantage of the situation and deliberately drove vacationers along a longer route.
The publication was posted by law enforcement officers after a misunderstanding that arose between an honest taxi driver and a passenger, which had to be settled by the police. On an undisclosed date earlier this week, a tourist booked a taxi from downtown Phuket to the luxurious Keemala Hotel in Kamala, they said. On the way, she felt uncomfortable, because. the car was heading towards Patong while the GPS was telling the route to take the bypass road and Kras Attri Street to the Heroines Monument and then further west and south through Cherng Talay, Bang Tao and Surin.
< p>The agency explained that the driver chose a fair route and did not take the bypass but took the shortest route through Patong Hill as Phra Barami Road had just opened for small vehicles from Kathu to Patong. However, the traveler was unaware of the recent traffic conundrum on the island and trusted her GPS while most services still take advantage of Patong Hill being off-limits to vehicles and still offering detours.
The misunderstanding was then settled through the mediation of the Patong traffic police, said the tourist police. In the end, the girl paid for her trip and “was impressed, expressing her gratitude to the Phuket Tourist Police for their help.” Information about at what stage of the conflict and why the Phuket tourist police was called by her was not reported.
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