Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Learner driver failed for M27 'wrong turn' in Hampshire

M27 sign Image copyright Andy W

A learner driver took a wrong turn and ended up travelling on a motorway in the middle of a test, police have said.

The Hampshire force tweeted: "Officers assisted driver on driving test who took wrong turn off roundabout and ended up on M27. Test abandoned & driver failed."

On the same motorway, on the same day, police also stopped a driver for watching YouTube on a smartphone.

Another driver was pulled over for using an iPad.

The road policing unit said the learner driver ended up on the eastbound carriageway at junction seven for Hedge End.

A spokesman said the learner and the instructor pulled the VW Passatt on to the hard shoulder before officers assisted the vehicle off the motorway.

A provisional licence does not allow learner drivers to use motorways.

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