Police in West Sussex have given a pensioner a revision lesson on the highway code after he was spotted driving down a busy A-road on his mobility scooter.
While regular users of the A27 in Shoreham are well used to being held up by heavy traffic and breakdowns, rogue pensioners on mobility scooters are less common, but that is exactly what they encountered when the elderly driver was pulled over just after rush hour near the Shoreham flyover.
Despite not having - or needing -breakdown cover, the scooter rider was ferried away to his intended destination by police officers who were overwhelmed by calls from concerned motorists who had spied the man while on their way to work.
Fortunately, a van driver pulled up behind the scooter with its hazard lights flashing in order to alert fellow motorists to the slow-moving scooter.
A Sussex Police spokesman said: "Fortunately, the police vehicle that attended was large enough to load up man and scooter and he was dropped off at his bank with a few words of advice about staying off main roads."
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