Big-bike confiscated and rider fined for dangerous driving in Bangkok

A motorcyclist has had his Harley Davidson bike confiscated and been fined 5,300 baht by Pathumwan district court in Bangkok for dangerous driving.

The 27-year old rider, whose name was not disclosed by the Plabplachai 2 police, was reported by witnesses as having stood on the bike’s seat as he rode along Yaowarat Road in the Chinatown area on the night of February 13th.

He was later arrested and charged with driving in a way which may pose a danger to other people or their property, driving without due care and attention, driving a vehicle for which road tax had not been paid and for being in a gathering of people preparing for a road race.

Pol Gen Damrongsak Kittipraphat, the deputy national police chief, said today (Sunday) that illegal road racing is an unresolved and chronic problem in Bangkok, which causes inconvenience to other road users. He urged members of the public to report or record any incidents of people breaking traffic laws, which will help police trace the transgressors.

He said that people who inform the police would be rewarded with up to 3,000 baht, if their information leads to an arrest.


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