Legal Action Being Taken Against Motorbike Rental Operators in Patong

Patong –

Legal actions are being taken against motorbike rental operators in Patong for allowing drivers with no driving licenses to rent motorbikes.

Our previous story:

Twenty French motorbike racers have been arrested after causing a public nuisance.

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

Now for the update:

The Patong Police told the Phuket Express that motorbike rental operators who let foreign tourists with no driving licenses rent motorbikes are facing charges of allowing other persons who do not have driving licenses to rent their motorbikes.

The operators have been fined 1,000 baht each for the charge.

Names of operators were not given by police.


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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.