New-style motorbike license plates

It seems that motorcycles in Bangkok are being issued a new style of license plates. They are square, bigger and do not have a red line across the middle. I recently moved to Phuket from Koh Samui, and I have three motobikes to re-register. I should like to have the new-style number plates for my bikes. When will they be available in Phuket? Also, what has motivated the Land Transport Office to change the style of motorbike licence plates?

  • Asked on Friday, July 16, 2004 | 04:45 PM
    John Hamilton, Australia.

At first, only motorbikes registered in Bangkok were issued the new-style licence plates, but now these new-style plates are available in the provinces, including Phuket. The new licence plates are indeed square, bigger and have no red line across the middle. They are white with black characters showing the full name of the province where the vehicle has been registered on the top half, with three digits below. This style makes it much easier to identify in which province the motorbike is registered.

  • Answered on Friday, July 16, 2004 | 04:45 PM
    Teerayuth Prasertphol, Chief of the Phuket Provincial Transportation Office (PPTO).
Send a letter about this Issue & Answer