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New license plates needed

Post by tamada » August 6, 2019, 9:05 pm

The worthies of the RTP Highway division pulled me over on the Mitrapharb in the wee small hours last Monday and advised me that I need to get my plates renewed as they can't read the lettering. They are 4 years from new but the black has truly bleached out, both front and back.

What transport office in Meuang Udon Thani do I need to hit to get new plates and what's the turnaround time?

Maybe I should change them completely and get an auspicious number. How much grief does that add to the ritual?

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Re: New license plates needed

Post by Doodoo » August 6, 2019, 9:14 pm

Or get some black paint

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Re: New license plates needed

Post by mech_401 » August 6, 2019, 9:37 pm

i was gonna say, black permanent marker but
believe bob's suggestion of paint much better

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Re: New license plates needed

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tamada wrote:
August 6, 2019, 9:05 pm
The worthies of the RTP Highway division pulled me over on the Mitrapharb in the wee small hours last Monday and advised me that I need to get my plates renewed as they can't read the lettering. They are 4 years from new but the black has truly bleached out, both front and back.

What transport office in Meuang Udon Thani do I need to hit to get new plates and what's the turnaround time?

Maybe I should change them completely and get an auspicious number. How much grief does that add to the ritual?

Ta
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A few years back one of my plates went missing. Went to the office in Non Sung to order a replacement. Seem to remember it taking about 2 weeks to get a duplicate.

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Re: New license plates needed

Post by kopkei » August 7, 2019, 7:34 am

i did change plates at the main t.o once after i bought a car outside udon province ,had to wait 30min to get them , so they have a stock of plates (at that time ,10years ago!),they only checked chassis number of the car ...as info ;)

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Re: New license plates needed

Post by noosard » August 7, 2019, 8:58 am

They are going to need a lot of new plates
There are so many unreadable plates about

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Re: New license plates needed

Post by tamada » August 7, 2019, 9:40 am

kopkei wrote:
August 7, 2019, 7:34 am
i did change plates at the main t.o once after i bought a car outside udon province ,had to wait 30min to get them , so they have a stock of plates (at that time ,10years ago!),they only checked chassis number of the car ...as info ;)
Where's the main transport office? There's a few purple buildings around town so if the one you mention can emboss plates while-u-wait, that would be best.

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Re: New license plates needed

Post by tamada » August 7, 2019, 9:49 am

mech_401 wrote:
August 6, 2019, 9:37 pm
i was gonna say, black permanent marker but
believe bob's suggestion of paint much better
It would seem logical but this being Thailand, if you get caught with a any sort of DIY paint job on the plates, the cops will issue a ticket. Back in 2010/11 when factory paint started flaking off new plates from a new supplier, the wait list for new or replacement plates was over 6 months and a few people discovered this law the hard way.

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Re: New license plates needed

Post by tamada » August 7, 2019, 9:54 am

noosard wrote:
August 7, 2019, 8:58 am
They are going to need a lot of new plates
There are so many unreadable plates about
Very true. My plates, especially the front one, have been faded beyond legibility for maybe 2 of the last 4 years but this is the first time a highway cop has mentioned it needs sorted. Looks like you can't be ticketed for it which is handy but easier to get it sorted since being pulled over once happily in warp drive is a bit of a chore. The traffic stop was very, very busy BTW with some being directed to the sala to pay fines and others like myself getting the nod to carry on.

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Re: New license plates needed

Post by Chuchi » August 8, 2019, 7:20 am

I noticed a month ago how bleached out my number plates had become , as it’s an old car now I decided to use a permanent marker a few days back ( tesco 40 baht), looks great from a distance

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Re: New license plates needed

Post by mech_401 » August 8, 2019, 10:34 am

yes , plausible deniability. a few jabs with the
permanent marker, they'd have to send the plates
off to lab to check for residue. 8-[ ill spend 40b

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Re: New license plates needed

Post by tamada » September 12, 2019, 12:12 pm

mech_401 wrote:
August 8, 2019, 10:34 am
yes , plausible deniability. a few jabs with the
permanent marker, they'd have to send the plates
off to lab to check for residue. 8-[ ill spend 40b
40 baht now... and 200-400 baht later, depending on how the MiB feels. Mind you, we are into rainy season and the traffic checks all seem to diminish with the rising rainfall.

The DLT office on the Mitrapharp is the place to go, 20 minutes of paperwork including photocopying and the new plates will be 'ready in one month.'

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Re: New license plates needed

Post by mortsyn » September 14, 2019, 2:47 pm

You have to go to the office in Non Sung (10-12km) south of Udon Thani. My wife ordered new plate last week and was told to come back after 60days.

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Re: New license plates needed

Post by FrazeeDK » September 17, 2019, 8:06 pm

Udon Thani Land Transport office for cars/trucks/buses located on the south side of Ban Non Soong. Go through Non Soong, past the Driving School (on your left), past the Artillery Regiment camp, then do a U-Turn and head back towards Non Soong.. You'll see the Land Transport Office on your left here:
https://www.google.com/maps/@17.269638, ... 312!8i6656

Why my identification of cars/trucks/buses for that office?? Because motorcycles are processed at the Land Transport Office that's on the north side of town, on the east side of Route 2, about 1km south of the new tunnel/overpass here:
https://www.google.com/maps/@17.4266792 ... 312!8i6656
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Re: New license plates needed

Post by tamada » December 12, 2019, 12:07 pm

Went back after the requisite 60-days, surrendered the old plates and signed for the new one. Five minute job.

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