Mobility scooter rider stopped by police - heading along the A38 in Derbyshire

Motorists on the A38 in Derbyshire were left scratching their heads in disbelief at the sight of man riding a mobility scooter along the dual carriageway on Thursday evening.

Friday, 14th July 2017, 11:06 am
Updated Tuesday, 18th July 2017, 8:45 am
Police stopped a mobility scooter on the A38 in Derbyshire. Photo: Twitter, Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit

He was stopped by police between the Little Eaton roundabout and the turn-off for Coxbench after ‘numerous’ people contacted them about the sighting.

The man had been driving a van along the A38 before pulling over when it ran out of fuel.

Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit later tweeted: “A38. Runs out of fuel then decides to unload his mobility scooter & ride off to get some. His driving licence is revoked by DVLA.”

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Officers also revealed via Twitter that the driver should not have been on the roads ‘in the first place’ because his licence had been revoked ‘prior to this incident’.