Student harassed by moto-taxi drivers for calling GrabBike (VIDEO)

A Chulalongkorn University student was reportedly harassed by motorcycle taxi drivers in front of his dorm in Chula soi 9 when a GrabBike driver came to pick him up.

In a video posted yesterday, Facebook user Aof Theinhiran said the win dudes took the key from his GrabBike’s driver and demanded that he use their service.

“He [GrabBike driver] can’t do that. There’s a motorcycle station here. He came in and competed with our prices. It’s not right,” a driver said.

“But when I wanted a taxi, no one was here! You don’t have the right to take his key” the student explained.

“Well, it’s his business,” the driver replied.


Aof wrote that the taxi station is located right in front of his dorm, and he usually uses their service. But on that day he had to call a GrabBike.

Another moto-dude appears in the video and suggests he could have been a loyal customer by walking a bit further to find an available driver.

“Why would I walk? There’s service that doesn’t require me to walk!” the student said.


It is unclear which motorcycle taxi service the student ended up taking, but the video has drawn criticism from netizens who said the drivers’ poor manners are the reason people use apps to get taxis.

“Whether motorcycle or tuk-tuk drivers, I see them acting more like bullies each day. Don’t know what’s wrong with Thais these days,” Torlap Kanplumjit wrote.

“It’s our money, and we can hire whoever we want,” Noonid Saneijarntha wrote.

“Do you know why GrabBike is popular? Because of bad-mannered drivers like these. Work on your manners and service and use that to compete with Grab. People have the rights to choose,” wrote Natthida Saengdaeng.

The video has received over 700,000 views since it was posted yesterday.

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