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need for speed

Police pull over pensioner driving mobility scooter on busy UK motorway

The 92-year-old man was taken home by police.

A 92-YEAR-OLD MAN was stopped by police in the United Kingdom yesterday 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.

“Police received reports of a man driving a mobility scooter on the M74,” a Police Scotland spokeswoman said.

Police attended and the 92-year-old man was taken home by officers.

Traffic on Britain’s motorways typically flows at the 112 kilometres per hour 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 12 kilometres per hour.

© AFP 2017

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