What rights are needed in Thailand
Are there in Thailand Russian law, and what is needed
Despite the common Internet opinion is that in Thailand there are regular Russian law, as Thailand and Russia signed the Vienna Convention on road traffic to control an automobile, motorcycle, or even a low-power scooter in Thailand need very real international law, not a Russian national. Everything in detail:
For starters, let's see what types of licences are:
National rights. Every driver in Russia gets such rights. They have an international format and fully comply with the requirements of the Vienna Convention, and indeed recognized by the majority of signatories to the Vienna Convention, but not Thailand.It national WOO, they're ordinary Russian law
International law (international driving permit - IDP). This permit is made in the form of books in various languages and is delivered in addition to national rights, and is valid only in conjunction with them. Such rights are necessary for traffic control in Thailand.Is an international driving permit, or IDP
Why there are no Russian law, although the country has signed the Vienna Convention? The fact that Thailand, though signed but not ratified, i.e. not upheld by its internal act.
Why to hire transport in Thailand need to be mandatory to have an international driving permit. But do not forget that the IDP is valid only in conjunction with national rights, and to take on holiday or travelling in this country you need both documents.
As to international law
To obtain the IDP in Russia is easy, take exams is not necessary. It is enough to apply to the traffic police, pay a fee of 1600 roubles (2018), and MVU. You can also get them through the MFC, or even better public services through the site.of the Russian Federation. On the website you will be able to apply and enter all data and then pay them without leaving home, and at a discount of 30%, i.e., 1120 rubles (in 2018). Then, we only go and get rights according to their readiness to the traffic police or the DCP. The IDP is valid for 3 years.
If the house to the IDP will not have time, you can solve this problem and on location in Thailand. There are two ways:
- Illegal. In the streets of Thailand, especially in Bangkok on Khao San road, you can find the production of counterfeit driver's license. Many tourists used this and no problems, but this does not mean that you are lucky. If you decide to buy a fake IDP, remember that the risk of getting caught is.
- Legitimate. You may obtain the right to legally in the local traffic police, and how to manage them in Thailand and in other Southeast Asian countries: Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Brunei, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines. They operate five years, and all clearance will cost from 800 baht. But it is necessary to have a contract to rent/houses will have to undergo a medical examination, and pass exams. So this option is suitable only for those foreigners who live in the country, not the tourists or the travelers.
What is the penalty for driving without a license
The official fine for driving without a license is 1,000 baht. Plus it can confiscate the vehicle on the spot and send it to the impound lot, where it will have to take the owner (the lessor) and to pay a 2000 baht fine. Sometimes you can solve the problem on the spot for a few hundred baht, but don't particularly count on it. Read more about the other fines in Thailand here...
Do I need a license to rent a scooter or moped
With car all clear, the rights are necessary. But often the question arises whether it is possible to rent a motorbike or a motorbike (scooter or moped) without a license. In fact, to rent in most cases, no one's rights when renting is not usually asked, but at the meeting with the police still have to answer to the fullest extent.
License to drive any two-wheeled machinery in Thailand, and there must be a corresponding category "a" or "A1" motorcycle with an engine capacity of less than 125 cubic centimetres. No such thing as a category "M" for mopeds with an engine capacity of less than 50 cubic centimeters in Thailand no. This follows from local 1979 act "Motor Vehicle Act", article 42, which States that anyone who operates a motor vehicle on public roads must have the appropriate driver's license:
Anyone who wishes to drive a motor vehicle on public roads must possess an appropriate driver's license. The driver must carry the driver's license and a photocopy of the registration book and show them to competent officers upon request. This does not apply for those who are learning to drive a motor vehicle according to the provision of Section 57.
If the driver is an alien who doesn't have an immigrant visa, he may drive a motor vehicle with a driver's license specified in the Section 42-2. In such a case, he must carry documents specified by the treaty between the Thai government and the government which issued such driver's license, and show them to competent officers upon request.
Also these categories are spelled out in the Vienna Convention itself. In her category "M" is missing, and for two wheelers only "A" and "A1".
What in practice with this question. Of course, you can almost always get off with a fine or just try to pay off a bribe. Recommended as adventurous and seasoned travelers, for driving without a license they would only bribe from 300 to 1000 baht (see currency of Thailand and the exchange rate). But if you get on principled policeman, in addition to operating without a license can still be responsible for bribery, which is a felony. Also if there is an accident, even not your fault, you will still be found guilty (because you have no right to control). And, of course, travel insurance doesn't cover this case: in the payment and treatment at the expense of the insurance company you will be denied. Therefore, we recommend you to open house required category in your national rights, and to issue to them the IDP.