OK so you think your license is suspended in your country. Surely you can check.Mix;365402 said:I always paid the 300 baht fine years ago...havent been in 4 years...couldnt have changed that much lol...I am leaving real soon wont have time to get the international license...besides i think mines suspended here. Can't I just get a bike license in thailand or one there? I highly doubt they will contact or check my license status in america I mean I do have one I can give them physically to get on in thailand...theres always a way around things in Thailand so any ideas?
I rarely wear a helmet...(yes i know its dumb) but I will get pulled over anyway idk...if its really a problem or that diff from before il get the license
The International license is a 15 min exercise at the local motor club, here in Qld it is the RACQ ( Royal Automobile Club queensland) cost is $24 and it is just a form to fill out. You need a current license.
Here is a link to one of my threads... read it http://www.thai-dreaming.com/forums/thailand-general/8834.htm
The Thai laws require you to have an IDL and all the police are now issued with a laminated card that shows what an IDL is, it is white in colour. Most LOS cops can't read English so they used to let you go if you showed any license but now they are on strict instructions to only accept the IDL. and have a sample to compare.
If you are going to live there for a long time buy a good helmet AND WEAR IT!!! FFS I survived hitting a Kangaroo at 190kph because I was wearing all the right gear, a full face top of the line helmet shattered into 3 pieces so my skull didn't.
Go and get a Thai license, it isn't as simple as you think but do it.