Registering quad bikes
I have agreed to buy a quad bike for personal use. The only document that I currently have is the receipt for payment of import duty. Is it possible to be issued a license plate for the bike and ride it on the road?
Asked on Wednesday, April 7, 2004 | 04:37 PM
The Transportation Department will not register quad bikes, known in Thailand as ATVs (all terrain vehicles), and will not allow them to be driven on public roads. We cannot register them because they do not fit into any of the recognized categories of vehicle listed in government legislation and regulations. However, ATVs can be driven on private property. To do so, you will first need to obtain permission from the local environmental health office for your area.
The Kathu Police Station has an ATV which is used for patrols on the beach and on roads in Patong. We have special permission for this. Apart from this machine, ATVs may not be driven on roads because they are too slow and are therefore likely to impede traffic. With special permission, however, ATVs may be driven on hills or in the jungle.