Lonely Planet Writer

Seoul taxi passengers face heavy fines for vomiting

A taxi cab in Seoul.
A taxi cab in Seoul. Image by MasDom / CC BY-SA 2.0

Taxi passengers in Seoul will face heavy fines for vomiting in a cab starting in February. Under new guidelines, passengers will incur fines of up to ₩150,000 (US$140) for vomiting in a taxi, and other penalties for damage or “misbehaviour”. Some critics have argued that taxi drivers should also be liable for poor service or refusing passengers. Currently, taxi drivers can incur a fine of up to ₩200,000 (US$184) for refusing passengers, but the rule has been criticised as being too loosely enforced. Read more: wsj.com