Man being prosecuted for making lewd gesture at Dubai speed camera

A man was arrested during Ramadan for making a lewd gesture at one of the speed cameras in Dubai, police said.

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DUBAI // A man is being prosecuted for making a lewd gesture at a speed camera in Dubai, police said.

Col Saif Al Mazrouei, director of the General Department of Traffic, said a man and passenger on a motorcycle, which did not have a licence plate, were caught going over the speed limit by a radar on Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard.

The passenger was photographed making a rude gesture to the camera, said Col Al Mazrouei. The driver said he was dropping his friend off at the airport to perform Umrah.

The driver’s case was transferred to traffic prosecution and the passenger has been identified.

Col Al Mazrouei warned people against making gestures at cameras, which can relay images.

“This is something that is immoral and rude, and it’s not the first time that it has happened,” he said. “They have to face the consequences.”

He said the department “was surprised to know that his friend was on his way to perform the Umrah when he had done such a lewd gesture”.

“Despite the motorcycle not having a licence plate, we are still able to identify it with our smart radars.”