A bus driver displaying 'driver training' lights has been shamed by police after stopping on a live North West motorway to move roadworks cones blocking their exit.

The incident saw the driver leave their double decker bus on the clockwise M60 at junction 19 for Middleton.

With the exit blocked off due to overnight roadworks, a diversion was put in place to guide those who would have used it to their destination.

But this driver wasn't having any of that and instead stopped their 12 tonne bus in a live lane of motorway traffic to move the cones blocking off the motorway exit.

North West Motorway Police quickly arrived on the scene in the early hours of this morning (October 28), where it was quickly revealed that the driver training lights had been displayed in "error".

Officers reported the driver for their offences and notified the bus company of what had happened.

It is not known which bus company the driver was from.

The bus that stopped in a running lane of the M60 to move traffic cones

Reporting the incident at 2.30am today, a police spokesperson said: "Clockwise M60 at junction 19 Middleton within the roadworks.

"This driver stopped in a live lane holding up traffic so they could move the cones & exit rather than following the diversion.

"Driver training displayed was an error.

"Driver reported & company notified."

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