AN M6 driver had a bad end to the weekend after being stopped by police. 

The motorist was spotted by the North West Motorway Police but failed to stop for officers on Sunday evening.

A spokesman added: "The driver eventually stopped after ringing their mum to ask what they should do if the police car wasn't going past?

"Mum correctly advised them to pull over and stop."

The driver was issued with a Traffic Offence Report and ordered to attend a driver awareness course after failing to stop for the patrol on the M6. 

Officers confirmed it was a fully marked car following the vehicle and the course was opted for to make the driver 'safer on the roads in the future'. 

What you should do when an emergency vehicle is behind you
The Highway Code indicates that you should look and listen for ambulances, fire engines, police cars and any other emergency vehicles, whenever you’re on the road.

If there is an emergency vehicle behind you, advice from is to be prepared to pull over and stop where it is safe to do so – look for where you can let it pass through safely.

Avoid blocking junctions or stopping in the middle of the road – indicate to let other road users and the emergency driver know what you are doing.

What if an unmarked police car is flashing me to stop?

According to Ask The Police, an unmarked police car can stop vehicles but in order to comply with the provisions of the law, it must contain a constable who is in uniform.

A spokesman added: "If a car flashing for you to pull over or stop is unmarked, unless you are certain it is the police, do not stop.

"Drive steadily to the nearest public place e.g. a petrol station where they are open till late, a police station or somewhere there are a lot of people, and then stop.

"If you are in a relatively deserted area, as a last resort, consider looking for a house that is obviously occupied and pull into the driveway. You can always apologise to the householder afterwards.

"Try and signal that you have acknowledged the request to stop and indicate the action you are taking (put your flashers on or signal by pointing from the driver's window etc.).

"Don't drive off at great speed making the police think you are trying to get away.

"Keep the doors locked until you are happy it is the police and have your mobile phone to hand just in case.

"You can ask to see the police officer's warrant card, which should carry their name and photograph, through the closed window."