Thai Crime: Thai Police Are Cracking Down On Street Racing

The Thai police are cracking down on street racing and have charged thousands of racers and tens of thousands of parents whose children participated in the races since the start of this year. Those who report street racing and the information that leads to an arrest are being rewarded with 3,000 baht.
According to Nation Thailand, deputy chief general Damrongsak Kittipraphas said officers had confiscated 320,973 motorcycles and motorbikes used in illegal races. According to the deputy chief, more than 3,000 street racers have been charged with violating the country’s Traffic Act, and more than 1,000 bike shops have been charged for doing illegal modifications on bikes.
Meanwhile, over 40,000 parents were charged with violating the Child Protection Act for allowing their children to participate in illegal street racing, either as racers or spectators.”
To crackdown on illegal street racing, officers set up a 400,000 baht tip-off fund. When a tip leads to an arrest, the individual will be rewarded with 3,000 baht.
TThis year, more than 1.2 million people have been charged with traffic violations.tions.ions. According to The World Health Organisation, the traffic conditions in Thailand are the worst in Southeast Asia, and among the most dangerous in the world. They report that around 20,000 people die in road accidents in Thailand each year, a figure of about 56 people per day.

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