Man on mobility scooter ‘cheesed off’ after police stop him on A6


A man on a mobility scooter on the A6 told police he was ‘cheesed off’ for being stopped by them.

The pensioner was driving down the busy dual-carriage way in Derby when police signalled to stop him.

A Derbyshire Live report details how, the alarm was raised by a member of the public who was concerned for his safety.

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Going from Alvaston to Chaddesden, the man told police he was going to visit his daughters and this was the quickest way to get there.

The same report went on to detail how during an episode of Traffic Cops, a passing driver was seen loading the mobility scooter into the back of his van before helping the elderly man to safety.

He told the police he was ‘cheesed off’ he had been pulled over and assured them he was not confused and knew what he was doing.

Speaking on the programme, PC Tom Strachan said: “It’s a major road into Derby. At this point it’s a dual-carriageway with a mobility scooter that is very small and very slow.”

Adding: “If a motorist isn’t paying attention there’s the potential for a nasty accident.”

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