Young motorcycle racers may take police warnings more seriously if a new tire puncturing device is put into use on Bangkok streets.
Thailand's new national police chief Adul Saengsingkaew istaking aim at one of the country's most dangerous groups: street motorcycle racers.
Street racing ‘‘is a blatant violation of the law’’, he said yesterday. ‘‘If the police fail to stop it, more people will follow suit and racing could become an acceptable trend among youngsters.’’
A mobile device which can deliver a metal row of spikes to stop motorcycles is demonstrated at the Bangkok PoliceHeadquarters. Police are mulling whether to buy the equipment to deter teen bike racers. Photos by THITI WANNAMONTHA