Jump to content

Huge increase in fines and jail terms for drivers without licenses


webfact

Recommended Posts

Huge increase in fines and jail terms for drivers without licenses

 

4pm.jpg

Picture: Thai Rath

 

Thai Rath reported that proposals are in the pipeline for a large scale revamp of fines and jail terms for Thais without driving licenses.

 

They said that the behavior needs to change and the authorities have had enough.

 

The department of transport of the Transport Ministry is recommending the changes for two out of date laws stretching back to 1979.

 

This would mean drivers without licenses could now be fined up to 50,000 baht and go to jail for three months. The previous penalty was a 1,000 baht slap on the wrist and a possible jail term of one month.

 

Motorists driving while suspended or who have had their licence confiscated can also face 3 months inside or a 50,000 baht fine. Previously this has been a 2,000 baht fine only.

 

The proposals further state that drivers who fail to produce a valid licence when requested can be fined 10,000 baht up from the previous 1,000 baht.

 

Department director Sanit Phromwong revealed to Thai Rath online about the proposals that will now go forward for consideration to ministerial committees.

 

The proposals also include modernization of procedures and other licensing matters.

 

They are seen as bringing the law up to date and are designed to change the behavior of Thais for the better.

 

Source: Thai Rath

 
tvn_logo.jpg
-- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2018-08-21
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 211
  • Created
  • Last Reply

 

9 minutes ago, webfact said:

This would mean drivers without licenses could now be fined up to 50,000 baht and go to jail for three months. The previous penalty was a 1,000 baht slap on the wrist and a possible jail term of one month.

 

Motorists driving while suspended or who have had their licence confiscated can also face 3 months inside or a 50,000 baht fine. Previously this has been a 2,000 baht fine only.

 

The proposals further state that drivers who fail to produce a valid licence when requested can be fined 10,000 baht up from the previous 1,000 baht.

Now to enact the changes then to find someone to enforce them. (or will it simply open the door for more lucrative handouts to the BIB!)

Link to post
Share on other sites

Sounds good but only with the following provisos:

 

1. It's enforced

2. No "negotiations" with the police

3. Same law for all, regardless of nationality, class or position

 

Any chance of this happening?

Link to post
Share on other sites
19 minutes ago, madmitch said:

Sounds good but only with the following provisos:

 

1. It's enforced

2. No "negotiations" with the police

3. Same law for all, regardless of nationality, class or position

 

Any chance of this happening?

Snowballs chance in hell. 

I saw one of those shimmering Chiang Mai Highway Patrol cars on the weekend. And it wasn't even parked outside the Duangtawan Hotel during the governors lunch hour,  it was on the streets.  

Maybe it was going for it's annual lube and service... 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.


×
×
  • Create New...