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Chinese driver fined for waving at traffic camera with hands off wheel

Motorist spotted gesturing and pulling face at a surveillance camera as he drove in Guangzhou

PUBLISHED : Monday, 09 January, 2017, 3:15pm
UPDATED : Monday, 09 January, 2017, 4:13pm

A motorist in southern China has been fined for waving with his hands off the wheel and pulling a face as he drove past a traffic surveillance camera, according to a news report.

A camera shot showed the driver gesturing with two hands while pulling a face as if he was riding a roller coaster, the news outlet Cover said.

The motorist, who was not named, was fined 100 yuan (HK$112) by the authorities in Guangzhou and two points were docked from his licence for unsafe driving, according to the article.

A police officer who spotted the offence was quoted as saying: “This is the most audacious and pompous activity that I’ve seen. How dare he make a face at me.”

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The news outlet also published other traffic camera pictures taken over the past two months showing dangerous driving.

The images included two people sitting on two others’ laps in the front of a truck as it was driven through the streets.