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Thailand: Drunk drivers barred from lodging motor claims

Source: Asia Insurance Review | May 2018

Asia Thailand Motor

Thailand’s Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) has reminded motorists that those involved in an accident while under the influence of alcohol cannot make an insurance claim.
   Director of DDPM’s road safety operation centre, Mr Chumpot Wannachatsiri, said that those in accidents who are proven to have excess alcohol in their blood do not have the right to claim any compensation from insurance companies for either the one who caused the accident, or the victim of the accident. The former will be the sole responsible party for any damages.
   Last year, road accidents killed a total of 440 individuals and landed more than 4,141 in hospital. A 
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