Dear Chiangmai Mail,
Songthaews provide a service that people want, but old
and polluted vehicles do deserve to be removed from the road immediately.
Letís be consistent - remove any vehicle if it too is breaking the law and
is causing excessive pollution.
Sorry to say, in all the cities that Iíve been to this
year, taxi drivers are never popular people, whether you go to Chennai,
Bangalore, Brisbane, Melbourne, Bangkok, Singapore or Colombo. Or Chiang Mai
for that matter. That just seems to be a hard and constant rule of modern
life. However, songthaews and other taxi services provide a quick and easy
way to move about without having to worry about parking or waiting for a bus
service to turn up on time. Remember, every taxi passenger saves a car or
motorcycle journey that would have caused more traffic and parking
Maybe you could write an article about how annoying
tuk-tuk drivers can be to tourists and farang residents by constantly
touting for services that you just donít want and trying to take you to
places that you donít want to go to.
Keep up the good work,