Moving your way without care about your age
If you are under 24, you will need to pay a small fee when hiring a vehicle.
If you are new to driving, every new journey will feel like a new adventure. Remember however, that there are a few things to keep in mind that will help you stay safe on the road.
Advice for young drivers
When it comes to renting a car, give yourself time to familiarise yourself with the workings of the car – steering wheel, mirrors, seat position – all of these things will impact on how well you drive and how comfortable your journey will be.
Some other notes to remember:
- The driver must not use a mobile phone or operate the GPS while driving unless the device is completely hands-free
- Be mindful of travel times – if your journey has some hilly, tight, and winding roads, distances can be deceptive
- Plan your journey, take your time, and do not rush. Do not drive when tired. Take breaks and enjoy the journey
- Share the road with cyclists. Cyclists have the same rights as drivers. Slow down and pass safely and carefully
- Do not drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
The open road speed limit in Thailand is a maximum of 90 km/h on open roads and 120 km/h on motorways. Generally, the road speed limit in urban areas is a maximum of 60 km per hour. At times you may need to drive slower due to weather, traffic conditions or winding roads.
All passengers must wear seatbelts at all times, including children. Children under the age of seven must be secured in an approved child restraint.
The young driver service gives you: