Traffic police attempted to educate this driver about the rules of using the motorway.

Officers say they spotted this motorist tootling along the middle lane of the M60 - and even displayed a 'helpful message' urging the driver to use the correct lane.

When that did not work the motorist was pulled over and issued with a traffic offence report.

A spokesman for GMP Traffic said: "This vehicle was sat in lane two of the M60 near Jct20 and failed to move back to lane 1, ignoring a helpful message in the rear of the police vehicle to 'use correct lane.

"The vehicle was stopped and the driver issued a TOR."

According to the Highway Code drivers should always drive in the left-hand lane when the road ahead is clear on a motorway

And when overtaking a number of slow-moving vehicles, drivers should return to the left-hand lane,

Middle-lane hogging is when vehicles remain in the middle lane longer than necessary, even when there aren’t any vehicles in the inside lane to overtake.

The RAC says that many also see staying in the middle lane as selfish, because if someone is correctly following the Highway Code and driving in the inside lane when they catch up with a middle-lane hogger, they then need to move across two lanes to overtake the lane hogger to avoid ‘undertaking’.