Medical certs required for drivers from now on


From February 19, people applying for a new driver’s licence or renewing one will be required to present a medical certificate proving they do not have any conditions that may affect their driving.

The certificate is also necessary when a new automobile is purchased.

The Department of Land Transport has set this new condition in a bid to reduce road accidents.

Thailand’s roads are said to the deadliest in Southeast Asia, with some 20,000 fatalities per year or about 56 deaths a day, according to the World Health Organisation.