There was a major defect with the vehicle steering system, police said, but 'more shockingly' the journey had started in Cornwall before it was pulled over at Junction 11a of the M6 northbound last night.
Following this, the driver failed an eyesight test after they were unable to read a number plate from just five metres away. The minimum requirement is to read a number plate from 20 metres.
A spokesman for the Central Motorway Police Group said the driver and vehicle were reported, including to the DVLA.
1/2. M6 J11a N/B - we spotted a car driving very erratic unable to stay within the lane. Vehicle stopped. Turns out the erratic driving was due to a major defect with the vehicles steering. More shockingly the vehicles journey started in Cornwall.— CMPG (@CMPG) January 31, 2023
2/2. What made things worse we conducted eye sight check on the driver. Minimum requirement is to read to number plate from 20metres. This driver couldn’t read a number plate from 5metres. Driver reported and vehicle issued #PG9. Report submitted to @DVLAgovuk 5419YF— CMPG (@CMPG) January 31, 2023