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Tourists renting motorcycles in Thailand must have proper license, say new proposals

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Tourists renting motorcycles is on the agenda for changes to lower the death toll on Thailand’s roads from accidents involving motorbikes. 

Tourists renting motorcycles in Thailand must have proper license, say new proposals | News by Samui Times

A high level meeting was told that many tourists are dying on the nation’s roads. 

Up until now tourists could easily rent a motorcycle by just showing a passport, said The Bangkok Insight. 

Now the proposal is to require that tourists are in possession of a valid licence when they rent. 

The proposal was among a swathe of new standards being considered over the next 30 days by various committees ahead of recommendations to the transport minister Saksayam Chidchob. 

With Thai licences for “big bikes” also likely to come in before the end of the year tourists who may be able to rent a small bike may be prohibited from renting a larger machine, notes Thaivisa. 

That is if they can rent one at all. 

The changes could all be in place as Thailand enters the high season for tourism over the next couple of months.

Thai Visa / Bangkok Insight

Tourists renting motorcycles in Thailand must have proper license, say new proposals | News by Samui Times
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