Phuket Tourist Police warns about rental of motor vehicles without proper licenses

Phuket –
The Phuket Tourist Police has issued a warning about rental vehicles without a proper driving license.

The warning states, “The owner or driver of a motor vehicle who lets anyone without a proper driving license to drive a vehicle will be fined not exceeding 2,000 baht.”

“The driver (Renter) without a valid driver’s license shall be imprisoned not exceeding 1 month.” The order continued.

The order is aimed at people driving motorbikes and cars without a proper Thai or international driver’s license specifically for that vehicle. The order stressed the license must specifically allow the type of vehicle driven and not be a general license, especially for motorbikes.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.