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Thailand has a good network between all cities. Roads range from tiny lanes to freeways; in provinces, as a rule, roads have four lanes. Most of the roads and highways are well constructed with traffic signs on both Thai and English languages. Motorways are around the Bangkok area. Driving around resort areas, around Phuket Island, and outside Bangkok are safe and enjoyable. Most drivers in Thailand are polite; as usual, they don’t display anger. But, traffic in Bangkok is hectic and overcrowded, so for foreigners, driving there is difficult; especially, at peak times: 7:00 – 10:00 and 16:00 – 19:00. Foreign visitors should also know than traffic directions and entry/exit locations change during the day. These changes are rarely advised by signs on Thai, but not on English language.
Driving in Thailand at night is not recommended because it is hazardous, especially on holidays and weekends. A good map of Thailand roads can be useful. Plan your route in advance.
The International driver license is required in Thailand; therefore, you should obtain your International driver license before you leave your home county and carry it with your valid National driving permit and passport all the time when driving. Any visitor may drive in Thailand with his/her International driver license for three months. After this period of time, foreign drivers must obtain Thailand driver license.
As to traffic rules and regulations in Thailand, main of them are:
In cities, avoid the left hand lanes; usually, they are used for parking. When opening the car doors, check for motorbikes; they can move between the road and pavement.
Tolls are depended on the distance and charged for each section of the motorway.