Another meeting with French consul on French motorbikers in Phuket

There’s been one more assembly with the French Consul in Phuket addressing the difficulty of dangerous motorcycle driving by French nationals on the island. This is after the previous French Consul in Phuket met with Patong Police over the difficulty simply final month.
The Honorary Consul of France in Phuket, Alain Faudot, together with the Consul on the French Embassy in Thailand, Cristophe Hemmings, attended a gathering with several Phuket officers yesterday. These officials included Phuket Vice Governor Anupap, vacationer police, and the chief of the Phuket Land Transport Office (PLTO), The Phuket News reported.
Hemmings thanked Anupap for the work carried out to deal with French nationals in Phuket, in accordance with a report of the meeting. Hemmings said…
“If French tourists who journey in Phuket don’t adjust to the legal guidelines of Phuket, I ask Phuket [officials] to take decisive steps, together with enforcing the deportation rule for vacationers who do not adjust to Phuket’s regulations… France strongly supports the highest enforcement of the legislation for non-compliance vacationers, especially regarding the traffic rules in Phuket.”
Anupap said that Phuket was pleased to welcome vacationers of all nationalities, which included reducing any harmful effects on vacationers as nicely. He thanked the French envoys for his or her understanding of the motion taken by authorities officers.
This news comes after Anupap final month reported over 500 bike accidents in Phuket involving foreign tourists. Anupap mentioned that 80% of international vacationers who rented motorbikes didn’t have driving licenses, and a few were driving at high speeds whereas unfamiliar with the routes. Anuphap added that the rental businesses have been also contributing to the issue by renting motorbikes to tourists without correct 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 time of Wednesday, February 8, cops busted a big group of French bike racers in Patong. Remote of the racers went viral on local social media platforms, causing outrage amongst residents. The residents complained that the racers have been disturbing them when they were attempting to chill out, and potentially posing a menace to the security of the folks. Most of the riders were not sporting the required protecting motorbike helmets as per Thai law, the residents added.
The incident grew to become so extremely publicised that on February 10, the previous French Consul met with Patong Police and Phuket Tourist Police to deal with the problem. During the meeting, the Head of the French Consulate received a letter of cooperation from the Patong Police, which requested the consulate to inform French tourists visiting Phuket and Thailand concerning the country’s visitors laws and the requirement for legitimate driving licenses..

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