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BANGKOK 23 July 2019 19:29
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Police to target motorbike rental shops when renters are unlicensed

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1 hour ago, Pattaya46 said:

The only document they need to check is your International Driving Permit,

and it's a rather standard document, very similar for all countries.

There are quite a few issues with that.

 

First of all, there is no legal requirement, but of course the BiB are a force upon themselves.

Secondly, which version of the IDP?

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On 2/13/2019 at 6:37 AM, ChipButty said:

Thats normally how it works here, Thais dont consider prevention first

Unless they now change the law and require the shops to make copies of drivers licenses before renting out a bike they can't do prevention. AFIK shops are NOT required to make those copies so they can't go for prevention. 

 

Anyway I am still amazed at foreigners who live here and can't be bothered to get a real Thai driving license. I know this is about tourists but a fairly large part of the expat population only has a license from their home country. That is not valid here if your here over 90 days.

 

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On 2/13/2019 at 6:37 AM, ChipButty said:

Thats normally how it works here, Thais dont consider prevention first

Its not silly. every time a tourist gets pulled up for shakedown they make money and if no licence they fine the shop for more money

 

how else can it be policed? you cant fine the shop until they break the law

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This is one of those Deja Vu threads. It's all been said before, at great length, and nothing ever really happens.

The dodgy renters are not going to refuse paying customers, nor are police going to upset the lucrative apple cart.

 

 

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As usual it’s all about money. Shops want to rent even to unlicensed customers as they get income. Police want to stop unlicensed riders as they get income, now they’ve seen an additional income stream by fining the shops. Prevention gives no income.

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