Street racers to face tough action now

The military yesterday reiterated it's tough action to deal with young motorcycle racers after these youngsters continued to race with no fear of the absolute order issued by the junta head.

Government spokesman Lt Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd said the prime minister has voiced concern over the ongoing street racing by these youngsters following floods of complaints the Dumrongtham government complaint centre received from the people.

He said although the order was issued since last year to tackle street racers, the problem remained unsolved.

He said the prime minister has again tighten the grip on the Royal Thai Police and the military to enforce the order stringently to clamp down street racing, particularly at Bang Saen beach where racing remains rife.

He said under the prime minister's instruction, street racers must be arrested, their vehicles seized, and hefty fine imposed.

Besides their parents must be held responsible as well, he said.

Under Section 44 announced by the prime minister, parent of a street racer faces a 3-month imprisonment and a fine of 30,000 baht for repeated violation by their kids.

Money deposit placed as bail for their kids arrested for street racing for the first time will also be seized.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)