Kata Rocks
THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks

Are special motorbike licence plates legal?

Lucky licence plates are nigh a Thai tradition, but can you get them for your motorbike? Read on...

transport
By The Phuket News

Sunday 14 October 2018, 11:00AM


It’s easy enough to get your hands on special ’lucky’ licence plates for cars, but not so for motorbikes. Photo: PR Dept / file

It’s easy enough to get your hands on special ’lucky’ licence plates for cars, but not so for motorbikes. Photo: PR Dept / file

QUESTION

How can I get nice licence plates for my motorbike? There are auctions for car plates twice a year, and they are always announced in the media. Still, I haven’t ever heard of any auctions for special motorbike licence plates, but I see motorbikes with similar-looking licence plates on Phuket’s roads. Are these plates officially sold anywhere? Are they legal to use?

– Alexander, Thalang

ANSWER

The Department of Land Transport does not have auctions for special motorbike licence plates like we do for licence plates of other vehicles.

What we technically call ‘graphic licence plates’ for motorbikes are not permitted, though some people still have some made at private workshops for themselves.

Laguna Golf Phuket

These are illegal.

Any persons found with illegal licence plates on a car, motorbike or any other vehicle can be charged for breach of Section 11 of the Vehicle Act*, B.E. 2522. (See law here.)

However, we do allow people to make special reservations for particular motorbike licence plate numbers that they would like, just as we do for cars.

To get a special licence plate number (such XX 9999), just apply at the Vehicle License Division at the Phuket Land Transport Office (PLTO).

(NOTE: Section 60 of the same Act stipulates that breach of Section 11 incurs a fine of up to B2,000.) 

– Banyat Kantha, Chief, Phuket Land Transportation (PLTO)

 

 

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

Comments Here:
Comments Left:
# Characters
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
Security:

Be the first to comment.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
‘I only shot him to stop the attack’, says Patong tuk-tuk driver

‘the fight started because Panya has been cautioned over trying to trick and steal tourists’ be...(Read More)


Surf danger warning issued for Phuket

No need for having "ISLA'.There is already that expert pendejo.Just keep publishing his adv...(Read More)


Patong tuk-tuk drivers attack, kill motorbike taxi tout

What on earth is going on?! The guy's just sitting there smiling at the camera? Perfectly happy ...(Read More)


Patong tuk-tuk drivers attack, kill motorbike taxi tout

Ah yes - only recently the head of the taxi clubs was complaining about new taxes driving away touri...(Read More)


‘I only shot him to stop the attack’, says Patong tuk-tuk driver

"Looking after lady boys" ?? Sounds like beside driving a cookie tin some of them are also...(Read More)


‘I only shot him to stop the attack’, says Patong tuk-tuk driver

Is it not about time that Phuket Provincial Hall stops to look away from the absence of decent publi...(Read More)


Phuket light-rail budget B34.8bn for Phase 1 only, expected to jump 10%

Everyone knows this is just a major boondoggle. I am all for light rail systems, but Thailand has p...(Read More)


‘I only shot him to stop the attack’, says Patong tuk-tuk driver

You really...really, can't make this stuff up. You can also tell that the parties involved (pol...(Read More)


Surf danger warning issued for Phuket

It seems like someone needs to actually go and look at the ocean before making these hysterical clai...(Read More)


Patong tuk-tuk drivers attack, kill motorbike taxi tout

Rats in the streets. Look at their pictures, all smiles, like they enjoyed their brief stopover at ...(Read More)