This is the bizarre moment traffic police pulled over a TRACTOR this morning – after it was spotted chugging along a busy motorway at just 10mph.
The large red Case tractor was stopped at 5.25am between junctions 5 and 6 on the southbound carriageway of the M6 near Spaghetti Junction in Birmingham.
Officers from the Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) seized the eight-tonne vehicle – worth around £50,000 – after discovering the driver had no insurance.
Inspector Mark Watkins said: “To see such a vehicle travelling on such a busy stretch of road was both unusual and quite a surprise for the patrol officers.
“Tractors are one of the various prohibited vehicles on the motorway network – a fact that the driver seemed to be unaware of.
“We received a few calls into us at around the time that we stopped the tractor from concerned motorists who were both shocked and worried that the slow nature of the tractor could create a hazard to other road users.
“The driver was given police advice regarding the laws of the road and taken from the motorway network.
“It was unclear where the driver was taking the tractor to and how far he was planning to travel along the network for, but either way taking the tractor onto the motorway posed a risk to himself and others, whilst breaking the law.
“The driver was left to make his own way home – minus his expensive tractor.”
The bizarre incident comes just days after officers stopped two men on the M42 near Shirley, West Mids., while dressed as SUPERMAN.
The two men caught the attention of officers after they attached a red CAPE from the back of their Peugeot 106 as they drove to a fancy dress party on Saturday night.