Officials getting stricter with health conditions and driving licenses

Obtaining a driving license here in Thailand if you have certain medical conditions looks set to become harder from the early part of next year.

The Department of Land Transport (DLT) is currently in the process of getting ready a ministerial regulation to exclude people with five specific health conditions from being granted driving licenses.

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The new rules will apparently go into force in the early part of 2018, according to Kamol Buranapong, the director-general of the DLT.

Officials getting stricter with health conditions and driving licenses

Currently the DLT is working with the Medical Council to draft the new health regulations for driving licenses.

The five issues that will soon prohibit an applicant from being granted a license will include epileptic seizures, raised blood pressure, brain diseases, myocardial infraction (heart attack) and severe diabetes.

Kamol said it will take about 2-3 months for the new regulations to be passed by the government hence the estimated timeframe for its implementation.

Currently there are already five health complications that stop an applicant being granted a license here in Thailand which are elephantiasis, TB, Leprosy and alcoholism and finally narcotics addiction.

Source : Thenation

Content : LovePattayaThailand

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