Are sidecars legal?
Yes, it is. There is no Thai law that allows a motorcycle with a sidecar to be legally registered. This means they cannot be legitimately insured. Therefore, all motorcycles with sidecars are illegal. Motorcycles are the only two-wheel vehicles that may be legally registered and be legitimately insured.
Somjit Boonchaoy, Phuket Provincial Transportation Office.
We don’t have a policy to stop motorcycles with sidecars, because people use them to earn a living. What we do is to compromise; we ask that owners attach a light to the front of the sidecar so that other vehicles can see them at night.
Pol Capt Chao Pomna, Deputy Inspector for Traffic, Phuket Town Police Station.