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Driving School Pattaya

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I am looking to get my driver;s licence, both for motorcycle and car. Does anyone know any school?

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I am looking to get my driver;s licence, both for motorcycle and car. Does anyone know any school?

You should not need to go to a school if you have an International license; or valid license from your home country. In most instances I believe this to be the case.

Eastern Verification Center.

The office for Vehicle Registration, Annual Taxation, Annual Roadworthy Inspection, Driving Licence applications & renewal.

The office is about 19kms from Big C (Sukhumvit Road / South Pattaya Road).

Travel north on route 3 (Sukhumvit Road to Bangkok) about 10kms. Observe an 'overpass' bridge on your right, you need to pass under the bridge (turn right) signed 'route 36 to Rayong'. After about 9 kms you will see the 'School of the Regents' on your right hand side, the road you need is just before the school, but it's not easy to do a 'U-turn' here. A short way past the school is a place where you can safely u-turn.

Drive just past the school again, and turn sharp left at a narrow road poorly signed in Thai. Follow this road a short way - on your left is a number of shops offering photo-copying, food, insurance, etc - on your right is a big building with two grand entrances (use the second). This is the 'Eastern Verification Center' office.

Vehicle documentation is Ground Floor, Driving Licences upstairs.

Getting a Driving license at the Eastern Verification Center.

You Need to take with you :--

1. Letter of address/visa confirmation from Immigration - (must be less than 30 days old)

2. Letter of 'Fit-to-drive' from Doctor -(must be less than 30 days old)

3. Passport + 1 photocopy of each - 'face' page, visa page, current TM6 card & latest entry stamp page.

4. Current (home country) driving licence + 1 copy of all English language pages. (see note2)

5. Two 2.5cm x 2.5cm (1 inch) photos (available from vendors across the road) for each licence.

6. Requisite fee-nominal.

7. A 1st licence issue is valid for 1 yr. After that you can renew for 5 years.

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I don't have a license back home, this is my problem, thanks for the post anyway, Chopper

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I don't have a license back home, this is my problem, thanks for the post anyway, Chopper

If there are any driving schools around, I'm sure they don't speak any English - so they're a waste of time unless you speak fluent Thai. If you can drive, you can still get a licence by taking driving test. I know several farangs, and indeed 2 recent Thai wives who have taken the test and passed. If any problems with the test, I don't doubt a small back hander will do the trick. I suggest you find a Thai who can help you with this - should be reasonably well educated - some bar girls (but by no means all),may not be up to it. You will still need most of the documents listed in Chopper's post. Good luck :o

PS Although you can drive without a licence and pay off the cops when stopped, it is worth noting that no insurance is valid in Thiland without a valid licence, so if you have an accident you're in big sh...t

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I don't have a license back home, this is my problem, thanks for the post anyway, Chopper

If and when you do start driving in Pattaya, would you please post daily bulletins as to where and when you will be on the road.

Thanks

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The guy wants to learn to drive and ride Noel, hence his asking about driving schools, so why the sarky comment? If he does as Mobi D'Ark suggests then I fully agree with you, until then give him a break please.

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If and when you do start driving in Pattaya, would you please post daily bulletins as to where and when you will be on the road.

Thanks

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I don't have a license back home, this is my problem, thanks for the post anyway, Chopper

If there are any driving schools around, I'm sure they don't speak any English - so they're a waste of time unless you speak fluent Thai. If you can drive, you can still get a licence by taking driving test. I know several farangs, and indeed 2 recent Thai wives who have taken the test and passed. If any problems with the test, I don't doubt a small back hander will do the trick. I suggest you find a Thai who can help you with this - should be reasonably well educated - some bar girls (but by no means all),may not be up to it. You will still need most of the documents listed in Chopper's post. Good luck :o

PS Although you can drive without a licence and pay off the cops when stopped, it is worth noting that no insurance is valid in Thiland without a valid licence, so if you have an accident you're in big sh...t

It's exactly your PS the reason for looking to get a drivers licence, I've been riding motorbikes since I've been 13, so for the motorbike I could just pay the "fine" for getting the drivers licence without the lessons, as for the car, I really need lessons, I wouldn't want Noel here to freak out :D

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The guy wants to learn to drive and ride Noel, hence his asking about driving schools, so why the sarky comment? If he does as Mobi D'Ark suggests then I fully agree with you, until then give him a break please.

Steady up sierra01, why so serious? :D

And btw, he said nothing about wanting to learn to drive: he asked about licences. For all you or I know, he may well have assumed that the route to getting a licence was through a Driving School, as is the case in certain other countries.

Moreover, if he cannot drive, why would he make a post such as this:

When I was renting my motorbike, I got it from Take It Easy rentals, it opposite Soi 7 on the 2nd Road, very good service, I had a brand new Yamaha Nouvo MX, only 28 kms
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The guy wants to learn to drive and ride Noel, hence his asking about driving schools, so why the sarky comment? If he does as Mobi D'Ark suggests then I fully agree with you, until then give him a break please.

Phew!! Too hot for me I'm outa here :o

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The guy wants to learn to drive and ride Noel, hence his asking about driving schools, so why the sarky comment? If he does as Mobi D'Ark suggests then I fully agree with you, until then give him a break please.

Steady up sierra01, why so serious? :D

And btw, he said nothing about wanting to learn to drive: he asked about licences. For all you or I know, he may well have assumed that the route to getting a licence was through a Driving School, as is the case in certain other countries.

Moreover, if he cannot drive, why would he make a post such as this:

When I was renting my motorbike, I got it from Take It Easy rentals, it opposite Soi 7 on the 2nd Road, very good service, I had a brand new Yamaha Nouvo MX, only 28 kms
:o

I said I can ride a motorbike and that I've been doing it since I was 13, I need driving lessons only for the car, anyway, please stop arguing, I am just getting tired of it...

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Ok I was wrong to assume that he couldn't drive, but doesn't asking about driving schools lead you to think that he can't drive?

Digging up week old posts that I might not have read (and I hadn't in this case) is a tiny bit unfair?

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I don't have a license back home, this is my problem, thanks for the post anyway, Chopper

If and when you do start driving in Pattaya, would you please post daily bulletins as to where and when you will be on the road.

Thanks

LOL

I suppose I should warn you my wife is asking for driving lessons too ;-)

I will warn you when she is in Pattaya, Bangkok or Nakhon Nowhere as she seems to flit between the three as it will be a public service!

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I don't have a license back home, this is my problem, thanks for the post anyway, Chopper

If and when you do start driving in Pattaya, would you please post daily bulletins as to where and when you will be on the road.

Thanks

LOL

I suppose I should warn you my wife is asking for driving lessons too ;-)

I will warn you when she is in Pattaya, Bangkok or Nakhon Nowhere as she seems to flit between the three as it will be a public service!

I should also warn you that my wife (current) had driving lessons in Bangkok, passed her test and I bought her a little motor 2 months ago. She had 2 accidents before the red number plates were off and still can't reverse or park to save her life. She is down in Na Klua market with the maid right now - so keep your distance from a white Jazz with a dark skinned, pretty young Isaan lady sitting in the driver's seat. :o Come to think of it, there must be a few hundred that would fit that description - keep your distance from ALL of them!!! :D:D

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Really guys, the motorbike is okay, but the car is a different case, that's why I would prefere to take car driving lessons, Thailand is not the place for joking with a car

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