BANGKOK, 17 November 2013 The Land Transport Department reported that in just a quarter of a year, over 10,000 vehicles that came in for the annual car checkups did not pass the test.
According to the Land Transport Department, 11,145 out of over 1 million cars that came in for annual car checkup during July to September 2013 did not pass the test.
The annual car checkup is mandatory for all cars aged 7 years and older before the owner can renew their yearly tax.
Most of the problems found on vehicles that failed the test are caused by modifications of the vehicles without permission. The department has been imposing strict rule on car modification and annual check up to prevent road accidents.