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Phuket Poll: Will medical certificates improve road safety?

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PHUKET: Cabinet recently approved a request by the Ministry of Transport that will make it mandatory for anyone applying for a Thai driving license – or even renewing a Thai driving license – to submit a doctor’s certificate along with their application.

For the previous report click here.

While some hospitals take the process seriously, some clinics in Phuket have been known to issue these documents for as little as 50 baht after a one-minute “examination” of the patient.

The government feels that adding this document to the requirements will make our roads safer by ensuring that drivers are physically and mentally up to the task.

Do you agree?

To cast your vote in the latest Phuket Gazette reader’s poll click here or on the icon at the top right corner of this page.

— News editor

 

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