Motorbike Traffic Law Violation Fees in Thailand

Motorbike-Traffic-Violation-fees-in-Thailand

Yes, i got fined for something, not sure what i done wrong, just know that it cost me 200 baht at the police station. As a longtime Pattaya expat, i learned not to argue, just say sorry and pay.

I was interested what are the legal fees for traffic law violations in Thailand. Here is what i found so far:

  • No license plate – B400
  • Running a red light – B300
  • Reckless driving – B400
  • Illegal U-turn – B400
  • Blocking traffic – B200
  • Operating an illegal vehicle – B1,000
  • Parking in a non-parking area – B200
  • No vehicle insurance – B600
  • Driving against the flow of traffic – B200
  • No helmet (Passenger & Driver) – B200
  • No driver’s license – B400
  • No owner’s registration – B400
  • Overdue vehicle tax – B400
  • Using a vehicle which makes noise louder than the prescribed limit – B1,000

The penalties for drunk driving are:

  • Drunk driving: Up to one year imprisonment or a fine of B5,000 to B20,000 or both, and driver’s license suspended for six months.
  • Drunk driving causing bodily or mental harm to others: One to five years imprisonment or a fine of B20,000 to B100,000 or both, and driver’s license suspended for up to one year.
  • Drunk driving causing serious injury to others: Two to six years imprisonment or a fine of B40,000 to B120,000 or both, and driver’s license suspended for up to two years.
  • Drunk driving causing death: Three to 10 years imprisonment and a fine of B60,000 to B200,000 and your driver’s license will be cancelled. Whether you will be allowed to apply for a driver’s license again during your lifetime is up to the court.

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