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DLT teaching students how to ride motorcycles as number without licences revealed

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DLT teaching students how to ride motorcycles as number without licences revealed | Samui Times

Daily News reported that the Department of Land Transport are spending 26.5 million baht to train 51,000 high school students to ride motorcycles properly and get licences. 

DLT teaching students how to ride motorcycles as number without licences revealed | News by Samui Times

However, this is just a small proportion of people who ride motorcycles who do not have a licence. 

DLT chief Theeraphon Thawornsuphacharoen was commenting about a project called “Modern Day Students Have Licences”.

So far 21,900 students from M4-M6 (the last three years of secondary school aged about 16 – 18) have been trained and have got their licences. 

A total of 9.2 million baht has been spent so far but 26.5 million in total will be spent over the next year to train up a total of 51,150 students. 

Students have been shown to be most at risk on the roads and it is felt that training them and getting them licences will help to lower the death toll on Thailand’s roads. 

Daily News said that 2019 figures showed that there are just over 21 million motorcycles registered nationwide. 

But there are only 13.3 million people with bike licences. 

This means that 7.7 million people – many of them students – ride motorcycles without a licence. 

Thai Visa /  Daily News

DLT teaching students how to ride motorcycles as number without licences revealed | News by Samui Times
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