Pattaya police, bureaucrats team up to silence loud bikes

Mayor Mai Chaiyanit (center), Pol. Col. Chidecha Songhong (3rd left) and motorbike repair shop owners symbolically smash modified motorbike exhaust pipes that, when installed, are deafening to the ears.

Nongprue administrators and police are working together to clamp down on loud, modified motorbikes and illegal street racing.

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Mayor Mai Chaiyanit kicked off the campaign Aug. 24 at the subdistrict office with Nongprue police chief Pol. Col. Chidecha Songhong.

Mayor Mai Chaiyanit and Pol. Col. Chidecha Songhong hold up a signed MOU to rid the community of noise pollution and other illegal activities.

Tripob Boonchob, head of Law Enforcement for Bang Khen District in Bangkok, told the group of police and bureaucrats about how authorities in the capital are using health inspections of motorcycle garages and retail stores to also check for modified parts.

Nongprue’s police then briefed the crowd on applicable laws.

Mai said that street racing is dangerous for riders and others on the roads,, and the noise pollution created by the loud motorbikes are very annoying and a constant source of noise complaints.