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Crackdown on teen road racers in Khon Kaen

May 06. 2018
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By The Nation

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More than 100 officials rounded up dozens of teenage illegal road racers in Khon Kaen province early on Sunday.

“We have arrested 50 teenagers and confiscated 45 motorcycles for investigation,” Chum Phae Police Station superintendent Pol Colonel Sarayut Champhiew said. 

He said soldiers and administrative officials had helped with the operation. But about 100 motorcycles managed to speed away, escaping arrest. 

“We have received complaints from locals,” Sarayut said. “Illegal road racing causes loud noise and threatens the safety of road users.” 

He said all motorcycles confiscated from the operation would be examined. 

“Their owners would be fined if any offences are detected. Fines range between Bt200 and Bt1,000 per offence,” he said. 

Sarayut said after paying the fine, parents of the young offenders must also ensure their vehicles comply with laws. 

“Repeat offenders will face maximum penalty,” he warned.

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