Pattaya is known for its huge traffic on almost every road. The city is always congested with traffic and this can make it difficult for foreign drivers to drive in the city. Most Pattaya drivers rarely use horns, they are generally courteous when driving on the road. The direction of traffic, exit and entry locations tend to change during the day in the city. Some of these changes are rarely given as cues to drivers, and if at all there are signs you still need to be well known with the city to understand where to go. Thus, foreign drivers are likely to get lost or miss their way in Pattaya due to the effect of strategies used to enforce the flow of traffic. However, there are a number of main roads in Pattaya that makes exit and entry into the city an easy task for foreign drivers. Important facts that foreigners must bear in mind while driving in Thailand include the following;
1. The maximum speed limit within the city is 60km/h while the speed limit on the expressways ranges from 90 km/h to 120km/h. Police officers check car drivers frequently for their speed limit.
2. It is mandatory to always put on your seat belts, there are also drinking and driving laws in Thailand.
3. To drive in Thailand, you must have a valid national or international driver’s license. The international license or permit must be translated to English. The driver must be at least 21years old.
4. Drivers are required to drive at the left hand side of the road.
Foreigners are advised to either get a guide after enlisting car rental Pattaya services or rent a car with a driver at any car rental Pattaya company during their stay to aid easy navigation in the city.