Drunk And In Charge Of A Vehicle? You Insurance Will Be Void

As the government try to curb the amount of drunk drivers on Thailand’s roads, it has been announce that anyone caught driving under the influence, will not be covered by their insurance.

This of course means that the individual will beheld accountable for any damage incurred, whilst drink driving, typically in the case of an accident.

Drunk And In Charge Of A Vehicle? You Insurance Will Be Void

The insurance company will still pay for third party damage to vehicles and property but will recover the money from the person responsible.

Whilst this is a good move for the insurance companies, will it help reduce the amount of drunks in charge of vehicles on the roads?

One problem is the many people driving with no licence, so why would they bother with insurance?

Another is many are not aged to drive the motorbikes they are in charge of.

And for the insurance companies, how many Thai people can afford to pay for the damage to a car?

It is a step in the right direction but more needs to be done to make Thailand’s roads safer.

Source : Bangkokpost

Content : LovePattayaThailand


  1. Bars around the world are closing in direct proportion to the severity of drunk driving laws. The article makes an excellent point about the nature of Thai drivers, their income and their propensity to not have insurance in the first place.
    Step by step penalty system loss of driving privileges, followed by increased time for such loss, Incarceration for incremental arrests. Also, 3rd degree manslaughter for deaths caused by drunk drivers.

    And, of course, mandatory treatment for alcoholism as indicated.


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