More measures introduced to curb illegal street racing

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BANGKOK, 18 June 2012  – In addition to launching the ‘Street Hawk center’ last week, the Metropolitan Police Bureau has instructed seven police stations to conduct more raids on illegal motorcycle racing. 

On June 13, the Metropolitan Police Bureau unveiled a Street Hawk center where members of the public can report information about illegal activities or suspected criminals relating to street racing and speed trials to their 1197 hotline or via their website, www.trafficpolice.go.th.

As an additional measure, Sai Mai, Thung Song Hong, Min Buri, Bang Khunnont, Phra Khanong, Bang Sue and Jorakhae Noi police stations have been ordered to deploy 300 officers on a nightly basis to patrol public areas and arrest those participating in illegal motorcycle racing on public roads.

Since a number of speed racers have been reported over weekends, more raids will be conducted during these three-day periods.

The public has been urged to come forward with more information in order to curb the problem of juvenile delinquency.