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

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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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29 minutes ago, rooster59 said:

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

 

DO IT.

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23 minutes ago, khwaibah said:

 

DO IT.

And not just in Buriram please!

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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

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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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So auction off the seized bikes.  20% goes to the arresting officer(s).  That will get their attention!  (The cops attention, not the racers.)

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481 racers and 156 bikes? Relay racing teams?

As for attitude adjustments, that didn’t work too well with the groups earlier this week. Reporting/threatening doesn’t seem too effective either. 

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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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3 minutes ago, marko kok prong said:

the young mentally challenged idiots the roar up and down main street

Perfect definition!

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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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