Thai Royal Gazette announces regulation of driving licenses seizure on incompetent drivers with aggressive behaviors

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The Royal Gazette on Wednesday, July 13th, published the regulations on the seizure of driving licenses, issued by the Royal Thai Police and the Department of Land Transport, for drivers with aggressive behaviors.

The regulation will be put into effect six months after being announced in the Royal Gazette, or approximately in January 2023.

The regulation will grant Thai authorities the right to seize driving licenses, record the seizure via electronic channels, and temporarily suspend the use of the vehicle for drivers who have psychological challenges or aggressive emotions that could affect the ability to drive.

This also includes drivers that are showing aggressive and bad-tempered behaviors and expressing violent feelings or other behaviors towards others that affect their ability to drive at the time.

This is for the benefit of traffic discipline and to efficiently control incompetent drivers for public safety, the Royal Gazette stated.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Pattaya News, owned by our parent company TPN media.


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Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.