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Thai police have seized more than 300,000 motorcycles during illegal street racing this year

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Thai police have seized more than 300,000 motorcycles during illegal street racing this year

Police have seized 320,973 motorcycles used for illegal street racing across the country since early 2021, the plv said. Chief of National Police, Police General Damrongsak Kittipraphas, announced yesterday.

“Charges have since been filed for violating the Traffic Act against more than 3,000 street racers and more than 1,000 motorcycle shops for carrying out illegal modifications,” he said.

“Meanwhile, more than 40,000 parents have been accused of violating the Child Protection Act for allowing their children to participate in illegal street races, either as racers or as spectators.”

So far, 1,201,288 people have been charged with traffic law violations, while 157,548 people have registered their violations in the police’s CRIME database, he added. “Of these, 241 cases involving 283 perpetrators have been detected by the police using CCTV technology.”

Damrongsak added that the police have also set up a fund of 400,000 Baht as a reward for anyone who tips about illegal street racing. Tipsters will receive 3,000 Baht in cash if the information they have provided can lead to the arrest.

“If you have any information about illegal street racing or other related crimes, please contact hotline 1599 or upload video and photo evidence to Facebook @SocialMediaRoyalThaiPolice,” he added.

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