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Buri Ram police chief threatens to prosecute parents as he rounds up 481 street racers

By Surachai Piraksa
The Nation

 

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Police in the Northeast province of Buri Ram rounded up 481 street racers this week and also threatened to hold the parents of the youth accountable for negligence resulting in wrongdoing – an offence that is punishable by three months in jail and/or a Bt30,000 fine.

 

Buri Ram police chief Pol Maj-General Weerapol Charoensiri said of the 481 street racers rounded up this week, 45 were underage, which means their parents will face action. He added that six shops where the motorcycles were modified will also face legal action. Officers have seized 156 motorcycles and eight cars as evidence.

 

Weerapol said he has assigned 34 police stations in Buri Ram to arrest street racers for creating public disturbance and posing a risk to others. The racers rounded up this week will find themselves facing prosecution, while repeat offenders will face a heavier punishment and their parents will also be penalised. 

 

The Buri Ram police chief said the parents will either receive a warning or be required to provide a financial collateral so they can be serious about stopping their children from repeating the offence. If their children are caught racing again, the collateral will be confiscated, and the parents will be charged with abetting wrongdoing, which is punishable by up to three months in jail and/or Bt30,000 in fine.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30373290

 

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Auction off the bikes to cover expenses. Not all parents 'let' the kids have the bike, the kids just take them. No bike, no street racing. Do it regularly and sign these kids up for attitude adjustment instead of political opponents. This social irresponsibility is worse than any demonstration. The message will sink in to all involved when a 50,000b bike is gone.

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The Police did this in Udon about 10 days ago, at about 4am.

 

 

Later on at the main Police station, they took all the exhausts off the confiscated motorcycles, got a steamroller, & crushed them all.

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7 minutes ago, brokenbone said:

its obviously popular, so build some race tracks and let the kids race in the proper location. much more safety too, both for the kids and everyone on the road

I do believe this increase in activity was forecast when the racetrack was built in Buriram and moto GP came to northern Thailand, teenagers are just being teenagers, speed, thrills, and spills.

So if the 'sport' is likely to continue lets see the use of protective gear being heavily promoted as 'cool' rather than 'uncool' because there will be a shift to bigger bikes after the modified Honda waves

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Apparently the Police have been to all the motorcycle shops in my small town and warned them not to modify exhuasts, they have also been cracking down on the young mentally challenged idiots the roar up and down main street.

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2 hours ago, rooster59 said:

three months in jail and/or Bt30,000 in fine

Collect 481 fines of 30,000 Bt from irresponsible parents: that sums up to over 14 millions Bt. Then distribute the money to poor local farmers who are getting petty 300 Bt monthly subsidies from the government. That would represent an extra monthly subsidy for about 48,000 poor farmers.

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49 minutes ago, 473geo said:

teenagers are just being teenagers

Being a teenager doesn't mean you can break the law unpunished, or at least it wasn't the case when I was one. Parents bear responsibility!

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1 minute ago, Camillof said:

Being a teenager doesn't mean you can break the law unpunished, or at least it wasn't the case when I was one. Parents bear responsibility!

I rode motorcycles, drove vehicles, unlicenced, raced tractors, risked my life going crazy speeds down steep hills on push bikes, no helmet,,,,,nothing, absolutely nothing, to do with my parents, my elder brother did no such things

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11 minutes ago, Camillof said:

Collect 481 fines of 30,000 Bt from irresponsible parents: that sums up to over 14 millions Bt. Then distribute the money to poor local farmers who are getting petty 300 Bt monthly subsidies from the government. That would represent an extra monthly subsidy for about 48,000 poor farmers.

Good to know it is not the sons of the local farmers taking part, otherwise the money might go on future modifications 😵

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1 hour ago, Lungstib said:

Auction off the bikes to cover expenses. Not all parents 'let' the kids have the bike, the kids just take them. No bike, no street racing. Do it regularly and sign these kids up for attitude adjustment instead of political opponents. This social irresponsibility is worse than any demonstration. The message will sink in to all involved when a 50,000b bike is gone.

They can't auction them off because they all belong to loan companies...🤣

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20 minutes ago, Camillof said:

Collect 481 fines of 30,000 Bt from irresponsible parents: that sums up to over 14 millions Bt. Then distribute the money to poor local farmers who are getting petty 300 Bt monthly subsidies from the government. That would represent an extra monthly subsidy for about 48,000 poor farmers.

So your mum knew what you were up to as a teen.....Good grief.....🙄

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The problem is there is NO police street presence on a daily basis so folk do as they like. That goes for everything on the road, not just street racing...

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2 hours ago, Lungstib said:

Do it regularly and sign these kids up for attitude adjustment

What attitude would they be adjusted to? social, empathetic human beings or would they be in the same vein as those who would be setting the agenda, greedy, self centred & corrupt? :wink:

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8 minutes ago, transam said:

The problem is there is NO police street presence on a daily basis so folk do as they like. That goes for everything on the road, not just street racing...

True! I live in nowheresville, one cop on the streets around here and the jails (or coffers) would be filled daily, but then - they don't wont to be upsetting the status quo do they! 

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1 hour ago, 473geo said:

I do believe this increase in activity was forecast when the racetrack was built in Buriram and moto GP came to northern Thailand, teenagers are just being teenagers, speed, thrills, and spills.

So if the 'sport' is likely to continue lets see the use of protective gear being heavily promoted as 'cool' rather than 'uncool' because there will be a shift to bigger bikes after the modified Honda waves

There used to be competitions at the race meetings and football matches in Buriram. The first prize was a Fino. The owner of the track and stadium was there on the promotional posters. Sitting on the Fino in a Buriram football shirt and a pair of shorts. Great biking clothes. !!!!

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There is, as with many, a road through the centre of our local Thai town, people shopping, schools turning out, the local government has put rumble strips in, these measures appear to be required to try and slow down the mentally retarded people who could care less for others safety as they pass through a built up area - world wide this attempt at control costs millions, and still carries minimal effect, these are licenced drivers!!

 

A few kids playing around on motorcycles.....nothing, nothing, in the grand scheme of the selfish motoring world - soft targets!!

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4 hours ago, 473geo said:

I do believe this increase in activity was forecast when the racetrack was built in Buriram and moto GP came to northern Thailand, teenagers are just being teenagers, speed, thrills, and spills.

So if the 'sport' is likely to continue lets see the use of protective gear being heavily promoted as 'cool' rather than 'uncool' because there will be a shift to bigger bikes after the modified Honda waves

They used to open up the drag racing track every Friday and the kids could race, but only if dressed appropriately. Need to find out why they stopped it as it was very popular. 

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Confiscate ALL vehicles, cars, trucks and motorbikes, for all motoring infractions, be it racing, speeding, no licence, no helmet etc Keep them for 1, 2 or 3 months depending on the nature of the offence, and fine the law breakers for each offence committed. Where necessary suspend the licence (where there is one) or prevent one being issued for a suitable time.

 

Separate a boy or man from his vehicle, and they will soon learn the rules of the road.

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2 hours ago, trainman34014 said:

Time to stop the talk and start the action; these 'kids' and their parents will only learn the hard way.

so true, they come speeding along the main road thru the village or the larger baan and can hear them from at least 700 meters coming and going.  in my younger days a stick to their wheels would be seriously comtemplated.

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