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Cabinet approves new driving licence rules for big bikes

Cabinet approves new driving licence rules for big bikes

BANGKOK: Additional requirements for people seeking to obtain or renew a driver’s licence have been approved by the Cabinet, according to the Department of Land Transport.

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By Bangkok Post

Friday 21 August 2020, 11:11AM


The new provisions will require big bike riders to undergo special training. Image: DLT

The new provisions will require big bike riders to undergo special training. Image: DLT

The new provisions aim to reduce road traffic accidents, and the Cabinet recently approved the need for motorists to have a health certificate and special training, the department said.

Yongyut Nakdaeng, Deputy Director-General of the department, said the Cabinet approved draft Ministerial Regulation to reduce accidents, enhance road safety and respond to current problems.

 
Of the 21,284,775 motorcycles registered in the country, 216,547 have engines of 400cc or larger, Mr Yongyut said.

The new rules will come into effect 120 days after they are published in the Government Gazette.

 

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Winfield | 23 August 2020 - 20:18:05

If u ride a big bike, look up "Counter Steering" .... learn it, work it out .... you will be stunned..... it will make your riding easier and more fun .... and one day it will save your life also.

Winfield | 23 August 2020 - 20:13:23

Most big bike riders that die in accidents here its because they dont know the correct technique for steering a big bike ..... especially in emergency situations. Its called Counter -Steering. 

Kurt | 23 August 2020 - 11:24:35

What kind of special training?
Also special exam regulations?
Now doing a motorbike exam at Transport Office complex you are not allowed to drive faster than 5 kmh.  Hehehehe. That whole exam now is a farce.

JohnC | 23 August 2020 - 09:46:20

Sorry to say it but if they made ALL locals undergo  normal training it would have a huge impact n reducing the amount of carnage on the roads here.

CaptainJack69 | 22 August 2020 - 12:01:17

What will be their threshold level? 400cc? Most people you ask will talk about 250cc machines as "big bikes"

BigA | 22 August 2020 - 08:41:28

what about El. motorbikes and cars?

 

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