Woman tampers with license plate


Woman Paints Over “Unlucky Number” On License Plate, Gets Fined For Tampering

Images adapted from: Amarin TV

Everybody’s personal beliefs should be respected by others, but if that belief makes you do things that are illegal, then you need to be ready for the consequences.

Last week, a black pickup truck in Sisaket was pulled over by the traffic police after they noticed a number missing from the front and rear registration plates.

Woman Paints Over “Unlucky Number” On License Plate, Gets Fined For Tampering

Image credit: Amarin TV

Turns out, the number 3 was intentionally covered in white paint to make it look invisible. When questioned, the truck’s owner said she did it because the number was deemed unlucky for her.

The police then wrote a ticket for tampering with the vehicle registration plate with the fine of ฿2,000. Talk about luck!


She was furious with police


Woman Paints Over “Unlucky Number” On License Plate, Gets Fined For Tampering

She tried to live-stream the incident on Facebook with her phone
Image credit: Amarin TV

Things would have ended peacefully if she had taken their advice, but the woman rushed out of the vehicle and started arguing with the police. She even started live-streaming everything on her personal Facebook account.

She accused the police of “targeting her truck” instead of just “letting it slide” along with many things as seen on a video recorded by one of the policemen on the scene. 

Luckily, the police were not pressing any other charges regarding her behaviour. The woman only got the ticket for tampering with the vehicle registration license. 


Don’t tamper with official documents


Woman Paints Over “Unlucky Number” On License Plate, Gets Fined For Tampering

Infographic from Crime Suppression Division warning people not to paint over their vehicle’s license plates – even if it’s to make them look new
Image credit: fm91bkk

Unlucky numbers are a common Thai belief, and the police suggested that people not happy with their plate numbers should contact The Department of Land Transport to change them instead of taking matters into their own hands.

But seriously guys, don’t try to alter your vehicle’s license plates for your own good. This isn’t just to avoid getting into trouble – but imagine something happening to your car; help would arrive faster if people can see the license plate clearly.

In case you have any questions regarding Thailand’s transport laws, you can call The Department of Land Transport at +66 2-271-8888.

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