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Learner driver caught being supervised by parrot

Wed, 29 Jan 2014

A learner driver is said to be as sick as a parrot after having her car confiscated for driving on the motorway with only a talking bird for company.

The female driver in her 50s got herself in a bit of a flap after being pulled over by the police for speeding, near junction 22 of the M62 in West Yorkshire.

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West Yorkshire Roads Police tweeted a picture of the parrot in question, saying:

“Say hello to my little friend. Unfortunately his owner has a provisional licence, and since parrots are not authorised to supervise learner drivers, her vehicle has been seized by us on the M62.”

The force later tweeted that while the circumstances are amusing, the message is serious – and members of the public can report drivers without a licence by phoning 101.

Unsupervised learner drivers are usually dealt with by being prosecuted for driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence and driving without insurance. Potential consequences include a fine, penalty points and disqualification.

The motorist in question will be dealt with at a later date for offences including speeding.

Picture courtesy of West Yorkshire Roads Police, used with permission.

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