BANGKOK — A taxi driver was fined 1,000 baht and suspended for 15 days today after a viral clip spread of him smoking with a baby in the car.
Driver Sakda Kanthachan was named and shamed by transportation officials today, two days after a clip posted online showed an annoyed man wearing a baby exit the taxi at an intersection. The driver can be smoking in the clip, but there was otherwise no indication why the passenger was upset.
That’s when the internet stepped in to assume, not unreasonably, the driver had refused to stop smoking.
“He should not smoke when he has passengers in his car,” Facebook user Sirirat Sornkit wrote in a comment. “Whether he has passed the training or not, this is something his brain and wisdom should know.”