Traffic cops were left stunned after they had to pullover a vehicle that resembled a small boat on Britain’s busiest motorway.

Made out of balsa wood and duct tape, officers described the electric vehicle as the most ‘unusual’ they’ve had to stop in 26 years.

The three wheeler was spotted on the M25 in Bedfordshire on Sunday.

The officer who pulled the vehicle over tweeted: ‘All checked and in order, although still not convinced I know what it is.’

Social media users were quick to offer their own explanations about what they thought the vehicle was, from a modified motorcycle to a German made vehicle.

Another added that it looked like a ‘Co-Op home shopping delivery vehicle’, while others questioned how it could be considered safe.

Bedfordshire police were able to confirm that the vehicle was approved and registered by the DVLA, and is in fact a motorbike with a plastic shell built around it.



Sergeant Stephen Andrews, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Roads Policing Unit, told ‘This is certainly not a vehicle that is seen very often on our roads, but after road side inspection we couldn’t find anything that would prevent the rider to continue his journey.

‘The vehicle was keeping up with other traffic and didn’t cause any obstruction to other road users.

‘The owner made sure that he fulfilled all the safety regulation as well as keeping the insurance, MOT and tax in date.’