Makers of tuk-tuks are complaining that the Thai government is no longer allowing them to sell the iconic vehicles in the country.  The city of Bangkok is currently home to about 7,400 of the iconic vehicles, which are despised by many because of their annoyingly loud sound, overwhelming exhaust fumes, and criminally minded drivers who bribe police and sit like vultures on street corners waiting to rip off gullible tourists.  Recently, the city of Bangkok raised taxes for tuk-tuk operators, signaling that the government may finally be coming to its senses about the much-hated motor vehicles.
National Post