Lancashire Road Police seize mobility scooter after it was spotted driving in middle lane of M6

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Police received multiple reports of the scooter driving on the motorway

Police in Lancashire pulled over a mobility scooter driver after they were spotted driving along the M6 in the middle lane on Sunday (November 12).

The low-powered vehicle was seen by ‘multiple’ stunned motorists travelling at 30mph on the M6 and the M61, near Chorley, Lancs., yesterday morning (Sun).

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Road police officers from Lancashire Constabulary finally stopped the vehicle, bearing a red ‘Learner’ badge on the back, on Lyons Lane South, on the outskirts of the town.

They then reported the driver and seized the scooter, which also came equipped with a windscreen and storage box.

Writing on X, formerly Twitter, a Lancashire Constabulary spokesperson said: “Multiple calls of a vehicle in lane 2 of the M6, onto the M61 this morning travelling at 30mph.

“Vehicle located, driver reported and vehicle seized.”

One social media user joked: “Typical lane hogger. Should have been in lane one!”

A second said: “The L plate is for lunatic! So lucky to be still with us.”

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