Royal Thai Police to crack down on nighttime street racing in 30 days

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The Royal Thai Police Chief is planning to take legal action against Facebook pages revealing police nighttime patrol schedules, in an effort to prevent street racing and other crimes.

Police Chief Somyot Pumpanmuang is attending a meeting with 63 units to discuss how to crack down on nighttime street racing. He said Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha expected the problem to be resolved in 30 days.

BANGKOK, 9 June 2015 – The Royal Thai Police Chief is planning to take legal action against Facebook pages revealing police nighttime patrol schedules, in an effort to prevent street racing and other crimes.

Police Chief Somyot Pumpanmuang is attending a meeting with 63 units to discuss how to crack down on nighttime street racing. He said Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha expected the problem to be resolved in 30 days.

He said police have recently made the decision to extend their night shift patrols from 24.00 – 04.30 hrs. to 24.00 – 06.00, as motorcycle racers often gather during this time.

General Somyot added that the Royal Thai Police is now considering legal action against those using social media to tip off racers on police checkpoints.