The Land Transport Department has issued new criteria for big bike riders, saying they must bring medical certificates when applying for a driving licence.
Yongyut Nakdaeng, deputy director-general of the department, said on Wednesday the ministerial regulation on the application, issuance and renewal of driving licences requires big bike riders to have more training and tests.
Medical certificates for driving licence application and renewal must prove that the driver does not have congenital diseases or symptoms that medical professionals deem unsafe for riding.
The department would work with the Medical Council of Thailand to define the diseases or symptoms that big bike riders must prove they don’t have, Mr Yongyut said.
Apart from the prohibited diseases in the old regulation, new prohibited diseases which are being…