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What is the penalty of driving scooter without your drivers license?

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I had a British drivers license, which I requested to be exchanged for my own country's drivers license because of the Brexit. Unfortunately it takes a month to process this and the government of my country has my drivers license for a month.

 

I'm currently travelling in Thailand. I can rent my friend's motor bike for 1500 baht per month.

 

What is the risk of driving without a drivers license in Thailand? I am ok with the risk of paying a 2000 baht fine or something.

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Your friend's bike probably only has the compulsary insurance (only pays a smaller sum and only for medical costs), this insurance also pays if you don't have a license.

If the bike should have any additional insurance or you have any health insurance, you might want to check the fine print and what it says about conditions regarding a driving license.

 

If you get caught by police without having a license you will probably be fined 500 THB.

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4 hours ago, ujjain said:

What is the risk of driving without a drivers license in Thailand? I am ok with the risk of paying a 2000 baht fine or something.

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The wife got caught by the plod on their first of the month extortion exercise.

 

No photocopy of green book under seat - 250B

No tax disc (I forgot to put it on) - 250B 

 

We went to the station to pay, the guy at the gate encouraged her to go to Krung Thai bank to pay, it didn’t take her more than 5 mins at the station, but seems like processing their own BS fines is below them now.

 

Girl in front of her, no license - 500B 

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17 hours ago, brokenbone said:

yes, agree with richard, its the insurance for 3rd party that is the catch, that can cost many millions of baht

Same as in every other country.

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I have an associated question. What should be the penalty if I break the law? Any law. Dumb question right?

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seems a lot of bother over nothing...

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anyways, you were not unlicensed; simply don't have your Licence on your person 

 

didn't they issued a Receipt for your surrendered rectangle of plastic? for use in the meantime... 

 

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One time tourist could get a temporary Thai license correct me if Im wrong, you are only allowed to use your English license for so long

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3 minutes ago, ChipButty said:

One time tourist could get a temporary Thai license correct me if Im wrong, you are only allowed to use your English license for so long

but he didn't have it on him, to show - as a means of qualifying for receiving a Temp Licence 

 

 

just dropped an egg before the chicken...

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18 hours ago, jackdd said:

Your friend's bike probably only has the compulsary insurance (only pays a smaller sum and only for medical costs), this insurance also pays if you don't have a license.

If the bike should have any additional insurance or you have any health insurance, you might want to check the fine print and what it says about conditions regarding a driving license.

 

If you get caught by police without having a license you will probably be fined 500 THB.

and have to fill in a TM 30/28 !!!

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