Pattaya will add to its large stable of motorcycle taxis when registration opens again Jan. 1.
Banglamung Deputy District Chief Pichet Thammahol said Chonburi Province ordered another registration period in late September. The idea is to give more people a chance to earn a living wage by becoming legal drivers.
Registration will continue through March 31 with applications to be made at police stations. Applicants must bring their public-motorcycle license, bike registration and ownership documents or a contract showing the bike has been leased to them.
Police will inspect and certify new drivers by the end of March, paying special attention when new motorcycle stations are set up so they do not overlap the boundary of another base.