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BANGKOK 19 August 2019 16:34
Bredbury Blue

Passed Thai Driving Licence Test (colour-blindness)

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I am on my third Thai licence, the 1 year (now 2 year), the 5 year and now another 5 year. Each time I only passed the colour test with help from other applicants, all falangs, who whispered the colour to me as it was being pointed at, otherwise there is no way I would have passed. There is no way to fake a colour test, you either see the colour or you don't.

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My God......did we really need this?

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Thanks , that is very interesting for us colour blind people. I am encouraged to go and try the test.

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I am not colour blind but cannot folk who are learn at home what colour red green and yellow looks like to them and attach red green or yellow to the colour they see, or perhaps it doesn't work like that...🤔

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20 hours ago, Bredbury Blue said:

This annual palaver of sending away for an IDP finished recently. I needed to apply for my new annual IDP, but when I looked at the AA’s website to download the IDP application forms I was shocked to read it says, "The way you apply for an IDP has changed – we can't issue any IDPs at all (including by post or at our Folkestone / Eurotunnel shop) after 31 January 2019". Damn!

While not relevant to you, the U.K. IDP is available from the post office and if you, or some one you can know, can go to the post office it is still available though not by post.

https://www.postoffice.co.uk/identity/international-driving-permit

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I only had 2 physical tests for my initial 2 year licence, the brake test and the peripheral vision. I have a bad squint in my right eye from birth so was dreading the peripheral test. When the transport guy kept asking me to look straight ahead i had to constantly say ' I am ' which they found amusing. When my left eye looks straight ahead, my right eye looks right, making this test very difficult, I just hit buttons randomly and passed! Had to watch the 1 hour video in Thai and collect my 2 year card. It's due again in Feb 2020 so I need to be lucky again. 

 

I believe it helped that I am always the sole farang where live and never deal with any officials outside the immigration office who speak even a little English. I am pretty sure they just feel sorry for me 🙂 Have to renew in February, no idea how that will go. Fingers crossed.

 

By the way I am not colour blind so that test wouldn't worry me.

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I tested these Enchroma lenses. They don't work for me.

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I am colour blind but not totally and passed my 5 year renewal last week.

It was just someone pointing at a chart full of coloured dots and you giving the colour of the dot indicated.

I must have got at least one wrong but no problem encountered. 

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16 minutes ago, Andycoops said:

I am colour blind but not totally and passed my 5 year renewal last week.

It was just someone pointing at a chart full of coloured dots and you giving the colour of the dot indicated.

I must have got at least one wrong but no problem encountered. 

Then you aren't truly colour blind if you can distinguish the colours.

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