Draft law against unlicensed drivers

A NEW draft law now under consideration by government officials will impose a harsher fine and longer jail term for unlicensed drivers, the Thai-language daily Thai Rath reported today (August 24, 2018).

Under the draft law, anyone driving without a licence is liable to three months in jail and a fine of not more than 50,000 baht. The current penalty is one month in jail and a fine of not more than 1,000 baht.

The law also bars traffic policemen from wearing dark glasses and putting a piece of cloth on their mouth.

The draft law is now being vetted by the Cabinet. If approved, it will be submitted to the Legislative Assembly for a final decision.


Top: A Thai driving licence. Photo: Thai Rath

By Songpol Kaopatumtip