Fine for not having a driver’s license may increase to 5,000 baht

A proposal from the Thai Ministry of Transport could see fines for driving without a license increase by as much as 1,000 percent as part of a range of considerations to combat Thailand’s world-beating horror road toll.

The proposal, being pushed by Department director Sanit Phromwong, would see those driving without a license fined 5,000 baht, up from the current fine of 500 baht, while those caught driving having had their licensed suspended or confiscated would face a fine of up to 10,000 baht and three months in jail.

A failure to produce a drivers license when requested could also see a fine of up 10,000 baht up versus the existing fine of 1,000 baht.

Thairath reported that authorities have said that the behavior of Thai drivers needs to change and that they have had enough being lenient in these matters.