Police pull over motorist who was caught with no insurance while driving on the M6 in a hearse.
Police poked fun at a motorist who was caught with no insurance while driving along a motorway - in a hearse.
Traffic cops joked the driver had "not been undertaking" after pulling them over on the M6 near Hilton Services, during a "dead busy" shift.
The Vauxhall Vectra funeral car was duly reported before Central Motorway Police Group shared details of the incident in a comical tweet on Monday.
They wrote: “This Vauxhall Vectra Hearse was stopped on the M6 near to Hilton Services as it didn’t have any insurance.
“Thankfully it was unladen and wasn’t undertaking. Anyways, it’s a dead busy day for us so we’re off to catch the next one. Driver reported. ”
Social media users also mocked the hapless undertaker after the force posted an image of the hearse pulled over on the hard shoulder.
Steve Hill said: “Good job he didn’t leave you for dust.”
Stan Paris wrote: “A vectra hearse? Who knew that was a thing. I wouldn’t be seen dead in one of those!”
Barbara Ward posted: "Funeral charges are so high but they can't afford to insure the Hearse, I despair."
Robert Parr quipped "probably thinks the fine and six points are a bit stiff" while Ken Jones put: "He'll be coffin up a few quid in fines then!"
Sean Bullock added: "Sorry:...Vauxhall...Vectra....Hearse. As if funerals weren’t depressing enough!"