Car insurance on expired licenses?

Following up on the question regarding driving license renewals on weekends, it is comforting to hear the response of Supakorn Wilairat, Chief of the license issuing section at the PPLTO.

The Issue & Answer explained that you must wait until your license expires to renew it, and if that should happen over a weekend, you must wait until the following weekday to renew the license. In her response, she said, “…traffic police are usually understanding if they catch you driving on a license that has only recently expired…”

However, it would be useful to know if insurance companies are equally understanding. In my case, as my...

  • Asked on Tuesday, June 5, 2007 | 12:22 PM
    Grenville Fordham, Phuket.

Don’t worry if you have an accident while you are driving with your expired license. You will be covered and I think it is very unlikely, and unlucky, if someone had an accident during that weekend.

  • Answered on Tuesday, June 5, 2007 | 12:22 PM
    Suphachet Thipthong, Chief of Fines Department, Phattana Insurance Co Ltd Phuket.

If you were our customer and had an accident on the weekend or holiday when your driver’s license expired, we will still cover you, but you may have some problems with the police that we cannot help you with.

  • Answered on Tuesday, June 5, 2007 | 12:22 PM
    Kanokwan Sakda, an officer at Viriyah Insurance Co Ltd.
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