Uber driver caught watching porn while parked on hard shoulder

Victoria Bell
Sitting in car and typing on smart phone while raining outside
The Uber driver was caught watching an explicit video on his phone by motorway police. (Getty)

An Uber driver was caught watching porn on his phone while parked on the hard shoulder of the M56 on Sunday night.

Shocked motorway police found the vehicle on the eastbound Manchester Airport spur and saw the driver inside “watching pornographic material on their mobile phone”.

The driver was given a traffic offence report (TOR), which could result in a fine, according to Manchester Evening news.

North West Motorway Police, who posted details of the incident on their Facebook page, said the driver will also be reported to the Manchester Taxi Licensing department because they were not wearing an ID badge at the time.

Sharing a photo of the car, they wrote: "Manchester licensed private hire under Uber banner, driver parked on hard shoulder of EB M56 airport spur watching pornographic material on mobile phone.

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North West Motorway police posted an image of the driver's car on their Facebook page. (North West Motorway police)
North West Motorway police posted an image of the driver's car on their Facebook page. (North West Motorway police)

"Driver issued a TOR for h/s offences and reported to Manchester Taxi licencing for offences including not wearing ID badge."

The post has been shared nearly 500 times.

Yahoo news has approached Uber for comment.