B6,000, 15-hours training per driver's licence

The cabinet has approved in principle transport authorities' plan to require an applicant for a driver's licence to finish a training course of at least 15 hours and pay up to 6,000 baht for the lessons.

Sanit Phromwong, director-general of the Land Transport Department, said the Transport Ministry would issue a new regulation this year to require would-be drivers to pass a training course at the driving schools certified by the department before they can apply for the licences.

Previously, the required training hours were four before being raised to five on Jan 1.

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