The chief of police in Prachuap Khiri Khan province Maj-Gen Wanchai Tharanatham acted after a clip that attracted much attention online that showed two boys lying down on motorbikes and racing along the Petchkasem Highway in the Bang Saphan area.
Two 14 year olds were soon in custody. Their bikes were confiscated.
The boys were charged with negligent riding without thought of the safety of other road users.
Their parents were also called in and charged under regulations related to not looking after their children properly.
Picture: New TV
Next it was a prosecution for the Thap Sakae bike shop that illegally modified their vehicles, reported New 18 TV.
Maj-Gen Wanchai said it was the RTP chief Gen Suwat Chaengyodsuk’s policy to crack down on illegal street racers, reported New TV.
He urged people to call 1599 or 191 with information and reminded the public they can get 3,000 baht for tips that lead to prosecutions.