Illegal tuk tuk crackdown

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Illegal tuk tuk crackdown

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Purge on illegal tuk tuks
November 13, 2017
Phnom Penh city and government transport officials yesterday issued number plates to tuk tuks after more than 170 of them were impounded for two days.

Municipal police chief Choun Sovann said the India-made vehicles were detected across the city on Friday and Saturday. “They were breaking traffic laws,” he said.

“When they have a traffic accident or passengers have any problem, how can the authority find information if these tuk tuks have no number plate?
“We are also afraid that some tuk tuk drivers could commit a crime.”

He said the law allowed for 30,000 riel ($7.50) fines if tuk tuks did not have number plates.

The authority did not fine these drivers but they had to spend 17,000 riel ($3.50) to get plates. Transport department official Sam Pieseth urged all tuk tuk drivers without number plates to come and get them.
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5090147/pur ... -tuk-tuks/
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There's been a real explosion in the number of these just in the 18 months I have been here. Better for the drivers as they have a windscreen and a bit of protection from the rain... not so good for passengers as they only seat half as many as the old type tuk tuks, but it seems most if not all of them are PassApp/uGo711/etc so they are cheaper and more convenient than negotiating with tuk tuk drivers.
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timmydownawell wrote: Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:55 am There's been a real explosion in the number of these just in the 18 months I have been here. Better for the drivers as they have a windscreen and a bit of protection from the rain... not so good for passengers as they only seat half as many as the old type tuk tuks, but it seems most if not all of them are PassApp/uGo711/etc so they are cheaper and more convenient than negotiating with tuk tuk drivers.
But better for pax in the sense that you have a little bit more protection in the event of a collision and they are less likely to topple. You can get three inside and I rarely need more than that. I like them. No haggling, a lot cheaper and also quicker as they are slimmer and accelerate better. Quite right that they should have number plates, however.
I just got a message from itsumo telling me about the temporary shortage of tuktuks. They say they have plenty of cars - and for short rides itsumo cars are very good value in fact.
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