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The Land Transport Department has issued new criteria for big bike riders, saying they must bring medical certificates when applying for a driving license.

The new rule requires big bike riders to have more training and tests.

Medical certificates for driving license application and renewal must prove that the driver does not have diseases that medical professionals deem unsafe for riding.


New diseases which are being considered are epilepsy, diabetes, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, autism and a height of less than 90 centimetres.

The medical certificates will be needed for all types of driving licenses -- for personal cars, motorcycles and public vehicles.

The new rules will start on Feb 19.


Training and tests for big bike riders were being formulated.

The government stepped up rules as the vehicles presented a high risk of road accidents.

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Vocabulary:

application (noun): a formal request for permission to do or have something; a piece of paper used to apply for something - การสมัคร, การขอ, ใบสมัคร

autism (noun): a mental condition in which a person finds it very difficult to communicate or form relationships with others - ความผิดปกติทางการสื่อสารและอารมณ์

bipolar disorder : a condition in which people go back and forth between periods of a very good or verb bad feelings/emotions and depression - โรคจิตชนิดไบโปลาร์,ความแปรปรวนชนิดสองขั้ว

blood pressure : the pressure at which blood flows from your heart around your body - ความดันโลหิต,ความดันของเลือดที่มีต่อผนังภายในเส้นเลือด

certificate : an official document or record stating that particular facts are true - ประกาศนียบัตร เกียรติบัตร

deem : to consider - เห็นว่า ถือว่า

diabetes : a serious medical condition in which your body does not produce enough insulin to reduce the amount of sugar in the blood - โรคเบาหวาน

driving license : the card you get after taking a test that gives you legal permission to drive a car -

epilepsy : a brain disease where the person suddenly loses control and body start to shake (seizure) - โรคลมชัก, โรคลมบ้าหมู

formulate : to carefully develop a plan, system or proposal transparent simple, clear and easy to understand - คิดหาวิธีการ

renewal (noun): a situation in which something is replaced, extended, improved or made more successful - การเริ่มใหม่, การต่ออายุ การเปลี่ยนใหม่

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