44 Foreign Drivers Arrested in Patong with No Driving Licenses

Patong –

Forty-four foreign drivers have been arrested in Patong for not having driving licenses.

The crackdown was launched last night (February 9th) after twenty French motorbike racers had been arrested after causing a public nuisance this week.

The Patong Police told the Phuket Express that last night from 7:30 P.M. to 10:30 P.M. they arrested 39 foreign drivers for not wearing helmets, 44 with no driving license, and eight for jumping red-lights.

Fifteen rental motorbikes were seized and legal action will be taken against motorbike rental operators for allowing drivers with no driving license to rent 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.