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Learner Driver Accompanied By Parrot

Friday January 31 2014

Police tweeted this snap of the parrot Police tweeted this snap of the parrot

A LEARNER driver from Barnsley has had her car confiscated after being caught driving on a motorway - accompanied only by her pet parrot.

The West Yorkshire Police Road Policing Unit pulled the driver near junction 22 of the M62 on suspicion of speeding.

Officers confiscated the car of the 55-year-old and she must now appear in court after they realised that she only had a provisional license and was unsupervised apart from her pet African Grey Parrot.

West Yorkshire road policing unit tweeted a picture of the parrot along with a warning to learner drivers.

Along with the picture, the 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."

Chief Inspector Mark Bownass, of West Yorkshire Police, added: "The rules of the road exist for a very good reason and it is important to remember that if this lady had been in a crash or incident she would not have been covered by insurance as she was not licensed for the journey."

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Reply Posted by Justice on Friday January 31 2014 at 10:01
Should have let the parrot do the driving!
Would be funny to see the parrot in court answering the charges! ;)

Reply Posted by peter on Friday January 31 2014 at 10:45
She was fined 20 pieces of silver and clapped in irons for 40 days.

Reply Posted by sal on Saturday February 1 2014 at 11:35
Can see the funny side of this. It is also serious. Hope the parrot got a lift home.

Reply Posted by neil on Saturday February 1 2014 at 19:08
bet judge dont give her any bird :)

Reply Posted by bob on Saturday February 1 2014 at 19:08
it dont need a lift it can fly lol

Reply Posted by Mark Lang on Saturday February 1 2014 at 19:13
You sure that wasn't her handsfree kit ..........?!!!
Al get mi coat !

Reply Posted by Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know on Monday February 3 2014 at 09:31
What the police didn't realise was, the lady is blind, the parrot was there for directions & watching the mirrors

Reply Posted by Anonymous on Monday February 3 2014 at 10:21
I know this isn't the point of the article but I'm shocked police have twitter and think it's acceptable to put pics on of people and pets they've just arrested I don't know it just doesn't seem appropriate that they should be talking about it in twitter