Are sidecars legal?

I have a motorbike with sidecar. I have been told that such vehicles are illegal in Thailand and that I will not be able to insure it. Is this true?

  • Asked on Monday, April 23, 2001 | 04:11 AM
    Samlor, Kata.

We don’t have a policy to stop motorcycles with sidecars, because people use them to earn a living. What we do is to compromise; we ask that owners attach a light to the front of the sidecar so that other vehicles can see them at night.

  • Answered on Friday, June 29, 2001 | 06:27 AM
    Pol Capt Chao Pomna, Deputy Inspector for Traffic, Phuket Town Police Station.

Yes, it is. There is no Thai law that allows a motorcycle with a sidecar to be legally registered. This means they cannot be legitimately insured. Therefore, all motorcycles with sidecars are illegal. Motorcycles are the only two-wheel vehicles that may be legally registered and be legitimately insured.

  • Answered on Monday, April 23, 2001 | 04:11 AM
    Somjit Boonchaoy, Phuket Provincial Transportation Office.
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