POLICE who stopped a car for speeding in Sale seized it after finding the driver was unqualified.

GMP's traffic officers stopped the silver Nissan Micra after spotting it going at excess speed in Sale.

They soon found the driver only held a provisional driving licence.

The traffic officers seized the car, before sharing the incident on social media and pointing out the irony of where the car was stopped.

It was next to an electronic sign saying 'leave sooner, driver slower, arrive safer'.

A post on Twitter said: "If this driver would have left sooner and drove slower, he wouldn't have been stopped for speeding and had his car seized for having only a provisional licence."

Holders of a provisional licence are allowed on all roads apart from motorways, but only when under the supervision of a someone over the age of 21 who has held a full licence for at least three years.

They also need 'L' plates.