A number of political demonstrations have taken place in various locations in Bangkok and elsewhere in Thailand since the start of November 2013. Further protests could take place, with little warning, at various locations, with the main ongoing protest areas situated along Rachadamnoen Avenue including Democracy Monument in Bangkok.
Authorities in Thailand have implemented the Internal Security Act from 9 October to 30 November in the Dusit, Pom Prab, and Phra Nakorn districts of Bangkok, which will lead to an increased security presence and disruption to traffic. You should avoid large gatherings and demonstrations.
The majority of road traffic accidents in Thailand involve motorcycles, but accidents involving other vehicles including cars, coaches and mini-buses also occur.
By law you must carry your passport with you at all times. Tourists have been arrested because they were unable to produce their passport.
Penalties for possession, distribution or manufacture of drugs are severe and can include the death penalty.