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Intoxicated drivers can't make insurance claims after accidents

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Offline Alfie

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The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation has reminded motorists that those being in an accident while under the influence of alcohol cannot make an insurance claim.

Director of DDPM’s Road Safety Operation Center, Chumpot Wannachatsiri, indicated today that those in accidents who are proven to have more than 50 milligrams of alcohol per 100 milligram of 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.

http://thainews.prd.go.th/website_en/news/news_detail/WNSOC6104050010049

That's what he says. I've never been in that situation so I don't know if Thai reality is the same as what he says. Anybody know?
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Offline StephenP

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Alfie,

It is my understanding that it is common practice for car insurance policies to have a clause that says that your insurance is voided if as a result of an accident you are tested at the scene as being over over the legal alcohol limit or have illegal drugs in your system.