Bung Kum district police have been ordered to launch a crackdown on illegal car racing on the New Kasetnawamin road which has reportedly caused a lot of nuisance to people living in the neighbourhood.

Metropolitan police commissioner Pol Lt-Gen Sanit Mahathavorn said Tuesday that he had already seen a video clip of the illegal street racing, but had to find out first whether it was actually a street racing or just a preparation for racing.

Nevertheless, he said he had ordered police at Bung Kum police station who have jurisdiction over the area of alleged racing to take stiff action against the illegal racers if illegal racing was actually held there.

He warned illegal racers of the enforcement of NCPO order No 22 which empowers officials to seize their vehicles used in illegal racing and the racers themselves may face a fine of up to 20,000 baht. In case the racers are underaged, they will be placed under probation of up to two years.

The police commissioner said that he had always kept his men reminded of their duty to ensure peace and order for the public and to harshly deal with trouble-makers who caused troubles or hardships to people in general.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)