So many Stupid people come here and want to drive without a licence. They are thick as a brick

For foreigners, who are ex-pats in Thailand, it is necessary to have a proper Thai driving license, have fully comprehensive car insurance, and carry the appropriate documents when traveling. It is also de rigueur for any foreigner to resolve personally not to drive under the influence of alcohol in Thailand under any circumstances.

Foreigners involved in traffic accidents in Thailand

In case of an accident in which both foreigners and Thais are involved, it has long been reported that the Thai police will often side with their countrymen regardless of who is at fault. These reports are not entirely accurate. It is more appropriate to say that the Thai police would expect any foreigner on Thailand’s roads to be fully compliant with the law.

In most cases, the Thai police will act to ensure that matters between the parties are resolved amicably. Yes, there is a perception foreigners are more likely to have the financial resources to pay fines and penalties but this perception is also changing and is also not unreasonable.

For any foreigner ex-pat, do not drive if there is any danger of a Thai law being broken in all situations.

For foreigners, who are expats in Thailand, it is necessary to have a proper Thai driving license, have fully comprehensive car insurance and carry the appropriate documents when travelling. It is also de rigueur for any foreigner to resolve personally not to drive under the influence of alcohol in Thailand under any circumstances.

It is, in fact, questionable whether foreigners should drive in Thailand, many consciously do not.

For expats living in the country with the means to afford a car, it can be a difficult lifestyle choice to go without one. Thailand has many scenic spots and beautiful coastal locations that can be a joy to visit.

However, if a foreigner is driving a car or any motor vehicle in Thailand then more care and precautions must be taken than Thai citizens and certainly more care than driving at home in western countries.