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Get 3,000 baht for reporting illegal street racers, RTP tells public

 

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Thai caption: Get 3,000 (baht for information)

 

The Royal Thai Police have told the public that they can get 3,000 baht for reporting illegal street racers starting next month. 

 

The move comes after successful crackdowns on racers, mostly motorcyclists. 

 

But the RTP have warned the public - providing false information could land you in jail or face a heavy fine. 

 

Pol Lt-Gen Damrongsak Kittipraphat was talking to the press at RTP HQ in his capacity as a member of a committee looking into the problem of street racing in Thailand. 

 

He said that the public could provide information to the police in a number of ways such as with dash cam clips, calls to the 191 or 1599 numbers or by leaving information on the RTP's social media page. 

 

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Picture: Daily News

 

If there are successful prosecutions the informant can get 3,000 baht. The money would come from a special "investigation fund". 

 

But he warned people who gave false information could be jailed for a month or fined 10,000 baht. 

 

In related news the number of street racers in Bangkok last long weekend, usually a busy time for the police in arresting miscreants, was down. 

 

But the problem was just as bad outside the capital with Nakorn Sri Thammarat and Chaiyaphum said to be hotbeds of street racing, said Daily News. 

 

In two separate crime sweeps in the last month more than 48,000 people have been arrested and fined with racers, promoters and parents being charged. People with adapted exhausts and using adapted vehicles were also part of this number and fined. 

 

A second crackdown netted far fewer breaking the law than the first with police saying that their measures were proving effective in the battle against street racing. 

 

In the light of this success Daily News did not say why it was now necessary to offer incentives to the public to report on illegal racers, notes Thaivisa. 

 

Source: Daily News

 

 
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Posted (edited)

 

 

Time to "modify" my license plate. 

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I'll be cleaning up next month. Is there a cap on the number of rewards?

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Strange that the police have to offer a reward for reporting street racers when it's so in ones face. Do they walk around with their eyes closed? On top of that the police receive 95% of the issued fine. That in itself is a bonus.

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The racers are a small part of a bigger problem ,all modified exhaust ( loud scooters) ,no one modifies an exhaust to obey speeds, these dumb <deleted> are the racers ,the speeders the thieves,the lawless one way wrong way at breakneck speeders...rid the streets of this vermen and the problem is over...

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30 minutes ago, Farangwithaplan said:

I'll be cleaning up next month. Is there a cap on the number of rewards?

You may get capped yourself if they find out who reported them!

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

But the RTP have warned the public - providing false information could land you in jail or face a heavy fine. 

They were here 5mins ago but as they were racing they are now gone 🤪

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1 hour ago, smedly said:

Thailand has an issue with noise

our soi in Pattaya is out of control ....Its all about the attention, and thai males demand it , to be noticed is paramount, to be seen or heard is the motive for much of what they do..the loud scooter has allowed every wanna be alpha male to feel a sense of power,and stand out in the group, replaceing the ''chest pounding''....primitive really IF these mutts think a 110 scoopy with a loud muffler is the sweet sound of high performance,,,they have a very simple life..

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Will this work as  well as 1000 baht for driving on the sidewalk/pavement? ok so just forget it then.

Now for reporting someone not doing a  TM30 is  a real  opportunity for  money........sorry already been   filled  by Immigration

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3 minutes ago, IvorBiggun2 said:

I'm surprised no one from the 'if you don't like it then      off back to your own country' hasn't posted.

Could be it's because no one likes it?

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4 hours ago, Farangwithaplan said:

I'll be cleaning up next month. Is there a cap on the number of rewards?

Not sure but be careful if you don't have a work permit ha ha ha!!

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