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Commuter safety requires driver screening

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Let's face it. Public transport in Thailand isn't safe, but unfortunately commuters have little choice but to take a risk. 

Consider the case of Pattama Daengsame. Every day for more than a year, the 26-year-old returned to her home in Bang Yai district, Nonthaburi, from her office in Bangkok in the late hours. Alone in the middle of the night, she avoids taxis for fear for her safety.

This is, of course, the right decision for Ms Pattama as she, like so many other single women, is fully cognisant of the unenviable reputation of Bangkok's taxi drivers.

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