Learner driver supervised by parrot has car seized
A MOTORIST has had her car seized after being stopped by police in West Yorkshire, who discovered she was a learner driver accompanied only by her pet parrot.
The female 4x4 driver was stopped by police for speeding on the M62 near junction 22 at 8.45am on Sunday.
Alongside a picture of the parrot, West Yorkshire Police tweeted: "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".
Provisional drivers are only allowed to drive with a qualified driver in the car and are not allowed to drive on motorways.
The driver will also be dealt with later for motoring offences including speeding, West Yorkshire Police's Road Policing Unit said.