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2017-03-06 12:26

HAZARD: UK police arrested a man driving his mobility scooter on a busy motorway. Image: AFP / Adrian Dennis

London - A 92-year-old man was stopped by British police on Sunday (March 5) for driving his mobility scooter on a busy motorway.

The man was stopped on the M74 near Motherwell, southwest of Glasgow. The six-lane road is the main highway between Glasgow and England.


A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "Police received reports of a man driving a mobility scooter on the M74, Police attended and the 92-year-old man was taken home by officers."

Traffic on Britain's motorways typically flows at the 112km/h speed limit and they cannot be used by mobility scooters, agricultural vehicles, horses and cyclists among other slow movers.

Mobility scooters typically have a maximum speed of 12km/h.

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