Another assembly with French consul on French motorbikers in Phuket

There’s been yet Fortune with the French Consul in Phuket addressing the difficulty of harmful bike driving by French nationals on the island. This is after the former French Consul in Phuket met with Patong Police over the problem just final month.
The Honorary Consul of France in Phuket, Alain Faudot, along with the Consul on the French Embassy in Thailand, Cristophe Hemmings, attended a gathering with several Phuket officials yesterday. These officers included Phuket Vice Governor Anupap, tourist police, and the chief of the Phuket Land Transport Office (PLTO), The Phuket News reported.
Hemmings thanked Anupap for the work done to care for French nationals in Phuket, according to a report of the assembly. Hemmings said…
“If French vacationers who travel in Phuket do not adjust to the legal guidelines of Phuket, I ask Phuket [officials] to take decisive steps, together with enforcing the deportation rule for vacationers who don’t adjust to Phuket’s regulations… France strongly supports the best enforcement of the regulation for non-compliance tourists, especially concerning the traffic rules in Phuket.”
Anupap stated that Phuket was pleased to welcome vacationers of all nationalities, which included reducing any dangerous results on tourists as properly. He thanked the French envoys for their understanding of the motion taken by government officers.
This information comes after Anupap final month reported over 500 motorcycle accidents in Phuket involving international tourists. Anupap stated that 80% of international vacationers who rented motorbikes did not have driving licenses, and a few have been driving at high speeds whereas unfamiliar with the routes. Anuphap added that the rental companies were also contributing to the problem by renting motorbikes to tourists with out proper documentation.
Last week, police tracked down and fined a Frenchman for annoying residents by revving his loud rented motorbike on Bangla Road in Patong.
On the night of Wednesday, February eight, cops busted a big group of French motorcycle racers in Patong. Footage of the racers went viral on local social media platforms, inflicting outrage among residents. The residents complained that the racers had been disturbing them after they had been trying to relax, and doubtlessly posing a risk to the protection of the individuals. Most of the riders were not carrying the required protecting motorcycle helmets as per Thai law, the residents added.
The incident turned so highly publicised that on February 10, the previous French Consul met with Patong Police and Phuket Tourist Police to handle the problem. During the meeting, the Head of the French Consulate obtained a letter of cooperation from the Patong Police, which requested the consulate to inform French vacationers visiting Phuket and Thailand in regards to the country’s traffic legal guidelines and the requirement for valid driving licenses..

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