Udon Thani: Parents slapped with fines/possible jail time over their illegal bike racing teens

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Caption: They paid 2,000 baht each

Police in Udon Thani in Thailand’s north east are cracking down on teens illegally racing motorcycles.

And it is the parents who are getting fined or even jailed for allowing it to happen.

Residents have been annoyed by noise from the 2 am races.

In a third crackdown 77 youths and 24 adults were arrested and 63 vehicles were seized. 

This brought to 600 bikes seized in three police operations. 

Parents have to pay 2,000 baht to get the bikes back after seven days. 

Illegally modified and noisy exhausts have to be returned to factory standards. 

Many of the bikes also have special fuel injection devices to make them go faster.

If the youths are caught racing for a second time the parents will be prosecuted in court. On the first time they signed an order accepting that they would be prosecuted if their children erred again.

Such parents would face 3 months in jail and/or a 30,000 baht fine, said provincial police chief Pol Lt-Gen Woranat Phanphon on Sunday.

 (Source: – Daily News) 

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