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Police reminds car and bike rentals to check driving licenses

Police reminds car and bike rentals to check driving licenses

PHUKET: Tourist Police warned vehicle rentals about fines for letting a person without a proper license drive a car or a motorcycle.

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By The Phuket News

Sunday 21 August 2022, 08:30AM


Renting out a vehicle to a person without a proper driving license can result in a fine, Tourist Police reminds. Image: Tourist Police

Renting out a vehicle to a person without a proper driving license can result in a fine, Tourist Police reminds. Image: Tourist Police

The notice – entitled “Car rental suggestion” – was posted on Phuket Tourist Police Facebook page and shared by some of Phuket police stations, including the one in charge of Patong where numerous car and bike rental shops are located.

The notice consists of two parts. The “owner” part has the following warning: “The owner or driver of a motor vehicle who let anyone without a proper driver’s license to drive the vehicle will be fined not exceeding B2,000”.

The part addressed to the “renter” reminds of the following: “Drives without a valid driver’s license shall be imprisonment not exceeding 1 month or will be fined not exceeding B1,000 or to both”.

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The notice bears logos of Tourist Police and Phuket Police.

 

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Capricornball | 21 August 2022 - 18:43:56

Ha! There we have the "crack-down" on motorbike rental companies...99% of which are probably not registered. Nobody wants this law except cops, who absolutely love this law. Very doubtful that any of the 10 million places that rent motorbikes are going to decline a tourist and lose their 250 baht/day, and tourists will run the risk for freedom to roam.

JohnC | 21 August 2022 - 08:52:40

Put these posters up in front of every rental outlet on the island so nobody can cheat the other. In earlier days the only way to get a rental bike was to leave your passport with the shop owner. Totally illegal but nothing was ever done about that. Many don't even offer you a helmet so the chance of them asking for and knowing what licences are valid is a stretch of the imagination.

 

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