Motorist arrested after driving from Bolton to Yorkshire on motorway hard shoulder with shredded tyre

The Bolton News: The shredded tyre The shredded tyre

A MOTORIST who drove a car on the hard shoulder from Bolton to West Yorkshire was stopped by police.

Motorway Police reported on Twitter that they stopped the car on Christmas Day because it had a bald tyre.

The driver claimed to be unable to undo the wheel nut to remove the punctured tyre and drove on the hard shoulder from the M61 in Bolton to the M62 in West Yorkshire.

The driver has been reported for dangerous driving.

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11:41am Mon 30 Dec 13

Don Cowan says...

Cheaper to pay for a call out, than pay for a new tyre, rim and extra fuel plus now his fine, points and insurance increasing, some drivers scarily never learn
Cheaper to pay for a call out, than pay for a new tyre, rim and extra fuel plus now his fine, points and insurance increasing, some drivers scarily never learn Don Cowan

12:04pm Mon 30 Dec 13

oftbewildered2 says...

sad to think he really had no idea of how dangerous his action was. Silly man
sad to think he really had no idea of how dangerous his action was. Silly man oftbewildered2

1:14pm Mon 30 Dec 13

asjsrs says...

What I find unbelievable about this story is the fact it says they drove from Bolton to West Yorkshire on the hard shoulder. This would be at least 40 miles ( could be more depending on where they got to )
To do that you need to cut across many exit slip roads.
How was this driver not seen by the many cameras along this route?
Also it says he was stopped for having a bald tyre.
Now I know I have bad eyes but where's the tyre?
What I find unbelievable about this story is the fact it says they drove from Bolton to West Yorkshire on the hard shoulder. This would be at least 40 miles ( could be more depending on where they got to ) To do that you need to cut across many exit slip roads. How was this driver not seen by the many cameras along this route? Also it says he was stopped for having a bald tyre. Now I know I have bad eyes but where's the tyre? asjsrs

1:16pm Mon 30 Dec 13

boltonnut says...

oftbewildered2 wrote:
sad to think he really had no idea of how dangerous his action was. Silly man
Or woman?
[quote][p][bold]oftbewildered2[/bold] wrote: sad to think he really had no idea of how dangerous his action was. Silly man[/p][/quote]Or woman? boltonnut

2:00pm Mon 30 Dec 13

boltonchap says...

The guy's a muppet. And the police are muppets too - WTF are they doing p***ing around on twitter? Perhaps, and it's a big perhaps, if they're chasing a dangerous convict or need info about a serious crime: but tweeting about a stupid driver? No way.
The guy's a muppet. And the police are muppets too - WTF are they doing p***ing around on twitter? Perhaps, and it's a big perhaps, if they're chasing a dangerous convict or need info about a serious crime: but tweeting about a stupid driver? No way. boltonchap

4:02pm Mon 30 Dec 13

adatherton says...

boltonchap wrote:
The guy's a muppet. And the police are muppets too - WTF are they doing p***ing around on twitter? Perhaps, and it's a big perhaps, if they're chasing a dangerous convict or need info about a serious crime: but tweeting about a stupid driver? No way.
I disagree. Assuming people are not named, reporting the kind of things they see on Twitter is good IMHO. I follow @gmpolice and it's quite interesting.
[quote][p][bold]boltonchap[/bold] wrote: The guy's a muppet. And the police are muppets too - WTF are they doing p***ing around on twitter? Perhaps, and it's a big perhaps, if they're chasing a dangerous convict or need info about a serious crime: but tweeting about a stupid driver? No way.[/p][/quote]I disagree. Assuming people are not named, reporting the kind of things they see on Twitter is good IMHO. I follow @gmpolice and it's quite interesting. adatherton

5:25pm Mon 30 Dec 13

atlas123 says...

boltonchap wrote:
The guy's a muppet. And the police are muppets too - WTF are they doing p***ing around on twitter? Perhaps, and it's a big perhaps, if they're chasing a dangerous convict or need info about a serious crime: but tweeting about a stupid driver? No way.
I disagree, its good for people to know what they are up-to.

This should not take officers away from doing "police work" though.
[quote][p][bold]boltonchap[/bold] wrote: The guy's a muppet. And the police are muppets too - WTF are they doing p***ing around on twitter? Perhaps, and it's a big perhaps, if they're chasing a dangerous convict or need info about a serious crime: but tweeting about a stupid driver? No way.[/p][/quote]I disagree, its good for people to know what they are up-to. This should not take officers away from doing "police work" though. atlas123

9:42pm Mon 30 Dec 13

oftbewildered2 says...

boltonnut wrote:
oftbewildered2 wrote:
sad to think he really had no idea of how dangerous his action was. Silly man
Or woman?
true - sorry
[quote][p][bold]boltonnut[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oftbewildered2[/bold] wrote: sad to think he really had no idea of how dangerous his action was. Silly man[/p][/quote]Or woman?[/p][/quote]true - sorry oftbewildered2

11:51am Thu 2 Jan 14

JJKBolton says...

will the individual also be charged for damaging the road surface???? it should be compulsory for all car drivers to be competent in changing a wheel - FEMALE DRIVERS INCLUDED - , only dispensation for disabled drivers where it is clearly endorsed on the driving licence - end of story.
will the individual also be charged for damaging the road surface???? it should be compulsory for all car drivers to be competent in changing a wheel - FEMALE DRIVERS INCLUDED - , only dispensation for disabled drivers where it is clearly endorsed on the driving licence - end of story. JJKBolton

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