Bounty for street racers starts September 3
The police are launching an online campaign on September 3, which promises netizens Bt3,000 if they can provide evidence of motorcyclists either racing on the street or preparing for a race and if that tip off results in the suspects’ prosecution within 10 days of arrest, assistant police chief Lt-General Damrongsak Kittiprapat said.
Saying the identity of the whistleblower will be kept confidential, the officer added enough detail and photo evidence should be provided so the arrests can actually result in prosecution.
Tip-offs can be sent through various police-affiliated outlets including 191 and 1599 hotlines, as well as the Royal Thai Police social-media and Facebook pages.
Damrongsak also cautioned people against openly collecting evidence or taking photographs of suspects for the sake of their own safety. He said the reward, which will be covered by public donations, can vary depending on the number of tip-offs and funds collected in the long run.