Motorcycle Taxi Business Booming in Thailand
Nobody rides for free, not even in Paradise
The BMA finally stepped in to clean up the industry in 2003; today it’s a legitimate way to make a honest living. Once the operator registers with the BMA, they must attend training sessions before they are given the official yellow plate and are assigned different colored vests to indicate the area where they work.
The motorcycle taxis are more expensive than the regular car taxi on short trips but are much cheaper when traveling further. Having only two wheels in traffic obviously has its advantages if you want to get somewhere in a hurry. Depending on how many hours the operator works, they can make anywhere from 300-600 Baht or about $9-$18 USD per day.
Other countries that offer motorcycle taxi service are Cambodia, India, and Indonesia, as well as three firms offering motorcycle taxi service in London.