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Phuket Poll: Should tourists driver’s licences be recognised as legal?

Phuket Poll: Should tourists driver’s licences be recognised as legal?

The Transport Ministry this week launched standard forms for Traffic Police to use in issuing traffic tickets and offered alternative ways of paying fines issued for minor traffic violations as…

New point system aims to weed out bad drivers

New point system aims to weed out bad drivers

Police are working toward a new point-cutting system next month to try to weed out bad driver from the streets. And the first step, a ticketing system with a bar…

New Thai driving licenses to bring the country up to international standards

New Thai driving licenses to bring the country up to international standards

The director of a Chonburi school has told the Thai media that assault against children at school is perfectly ok. It is to keep them in line. This is despite the…

“Applying make-up and eating while driving quite alright” says top Bangkok cop

“Applying make-up and eating while driving quite alright” says top Bangkok cop

A top Bangkok traffic cop says it is quite alright to apply make-up or have a snack while driving a car. Jiraphat Phoomjit – deputy director of traffic at the metropolitan police…

Stopping for pedestrians at zebra crossings – Can Thai Rath change Thai driving habits?

Stopping for pedestrians at zebra crossings – Can Thai Rath change Thai driving habits?

Influential Thai news media Thai Rath have posted a “training” video on Facebook in an effort to make Thai drivers stop at zebra crossings. The video of about a minute duration…

PM advises public to drive mindfully in order to reach their destinations safely

PM advises public to drive mindfully in order to reach their destinations safely

The Prime Minister has advised the public to drive mindfully, in order to reach their destinations safely. Government Spokesperson Lt. Gen. Sansern Kaewkamnerd disclosed that today is the last day…

Driven legal: Army backs Phuket campaign for commercial drivers to have correct licences

Driven legal: Army backs Phuket campaign for commercial drivers to have correct licences

The Phuket Land of Transport Office (PLTO) with support from Royal Thai Army soldiers on the island have launched a campaign to ensure that drivers of all commercial passenger vehicles…

Cars with dashboard cams to be offered cheaper insurance premiums

Cars with dashboard cams to be offered cheaper insurance premiums

Insurance companies have been asked to lower their premiums for cars with dashboard cameras in an effort to promote road safety. Bangkok governor Pol Gen Asawin Kwanmuang revealed that the…

Drivers urged to turn on headlights during daytime for safety

Drivers urged to turn on headlights during daytime for safety

Experts have suggested motorists to switch on headlights during the day as the practice is believed to reduce the risk of accidents by 30 percent. The Council of Engineers reported…