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Stricter driving license approvals enforced against people with 10 medical conditions

The Department of Land Transport (DLT) has added a new list of ten serious medical conditions that may seriously affect one’s driving ability.

Thai driving lienseDLT Director-General Atchatike Rattanadilok Na Phuket revealed that he has attended a meeting with relevant agencies on finding ways to enforce stricter regulations against people suffering from ten medical conditions before granting them a driving license.

Initially, the department has only listed five diseases that were considered dangerous to obtain a driving license. However, the rules have changed recently in order to ensure road safety.

Patients suffering from ten serious medical conditions would be required to bring a medical certificate before getting their driving licenses approved.

The ten diseases include epilepsy, diabetes, loss of consciousness, heart and blood-related diseases, visual impairment, deafness, Parkinson’s, mental disorders, sleep disorders, and drug addictions.




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