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200,000 illegal bike racers arrested

Over the past three years, up to 200,000 people have been arrested for the offence of illegal motorcycle racing, assistant national police chief Pol Lt-General Ruangsak Jaritake said Tuesday.

He went on to say that from now on, police would not only arrest the racers, but also onlookers who cheer them on as well owners of shops that sell modified racing vehicles and parents of the underage racers.

Illegal racing on public roads is punishable by up to three months in jail and Bt2,000 to Bt10,000 in fine. Under the new regulation, parents of underage racers will also face three months in jail and be fined Bt30,000.

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