Pattaya Woman Calls Taxi at 3 AM, Ends Up Driving Herself to Airport as Driver Was Too Sleepy

Pattaya —

A Thai woman in Pattaya has gone viral on TikTok after sharing a funny experience with a sleepy taxi driver.

In a video posted on May 21st, 2024, the woman, whose real name was not known, recounted how she called a taxi at 3 AM for a ride from Pattaya to Don Mueang International Airport, only to find herself behind the taxi’s wheel for most of the journey.

According to the woman, she noticed that the male taxi driver who came to pick her and her friend up appeared drowsy while driving. The driver even reportedly fell asleep briefly at some point after starting the trip, so the woman decided to politely ask the driver if she could take over driving.

As it appeared in the video, the driver agreed to let the woman drive and excused himself to the back seat to sleep. The woman’s friend filmed their bizarre experience before posting it on TikTok, joking “We drove ourselves from Pattaya all the way to Don Mueang Airport, with the driver sleeping soundly behind us.”

The clip, which you can see here from Channel 7, has gone viral on TikTok. Many viewers expressed their understanding of the woman’s decision to take the wheel, while some criticized the taxi driver for being unprofessional.

It is not known as of press time if any sort of law enforcement or relevant agency will be looking into the driver sleeping or even if it violates any laws.

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Aim Tanakorn
The local news translator at The Pattaya News. Aim is a twenty-four year old who currently lives in Bangkok. Interested in English translation, story-telling, and entrepreneurship, he believes that hard-working is an indispensable component of every success in this world.