Parents of street racers fined

Young bikers take part in a motorcycle street race. (File photo)
Young bikers take part in a motorcycle street race. (File photo)

The parents of 10 youths caught motorcycle street racing in Samut Prakan have been charged and fined 10,000 baht, police said on Thursday.

Police arrested 22 suspects for street racing.

The youths were ordered to pay a fine of 10,000 baht each and were given a suspended three-month jail sentence.

Police took the youths to the Juvenile and Family Court, which ordered them to take a rehabilitation programme instead of a criminal charge.

The court also found the parents guilty of failing to prevent their children from racing on the street and engaging in law-breaking behaviour, causing a public disturbance. The parents were ordered by the court to pay a fine of 10,000 baht. The fine was later halved due to their confessions.


  • charge: to accuse someone officially of committing a crime - ตั้งข้อกล่าวหา
  • charge : an official statement accusing someone of committing a crime - ข้อกล่าวหา
  • confession: admitting that you have done something wrong or illegal - การสารภาพผิด
  • disturbance: an occasion during which people behave in a noisy or violent way in a public place - ก่อความไม่สงบ หรือรบกวนประชาชน
  • fine: an amount of money that you have to pay because you have broken the law - ค่าปรับ
  • fine: to be required to pay an amount of money because you have broken the law - ปรับเป็นเงิน
  • guilty: having been decided by a court of law that you committed the crime your were accused of - มีความผิด
  • halve: to reduce by a half; to make something reduce by a half - ลดลงครึ่งหนึ่ง, หั่นครึ่ง
  • rehabilitation: the process of returning someone or something to a good or healthy condition, state or way of living - การทำให้กลับสู่สภาพเดิม, การทำให้กลับมาดีเหมือนเดิม
  • suspect: a person who is thought to have committed a crime - ผู้ต้องสงสัย
  • youth: a boy or a young man - เด็กหนุ่ม, วัยรุ่น
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