WARNINGS have been issued about a potential 'go-slow' protest taking place on UK's motorways.

Police have said pro-Brexit campaigners who are organising convoys of slow-moving vehicles on roads, including the M62, could face prosecution.

The action has reportedly been planned for around noon tomorrow, and is one of a number of slow protests organised to take place across the country.

The demonstrations are being organised by several independent Brexit groups who are threatening to disrupt traffic if Brexit is delayed.


According to the Brexit Protest and Direct Action Group UK Facebook page, a 40mph go-slow has been planned along the M62 between Liverpool and Leeds on Saturday.

According to an event in the Facebook group, there will be groups of at least 50 cars heading in both directions of the motorway.

The RAC advises that while most motorways in the UK do not have an official minimum speed limit, "travelling too slowly can be considered dangerous" and might attract attention from police.

Through a statement issued by the Brexit Direct Action Twitter account, a group spokesman said: "We believe that our government should fulfill their manifesto and EU referendum pledge to exit the EU on March 29 with either an acceptable withdrawal agreement or a World Trade Organisation managed exit.

"We are helping to co-ordinate various protest movements such as 'march to leave' - multiple hauliers in organised go-slows, petitions to local political party associations and publicity."

A police spokesman said those taking part in any protest - on a high speed road - should be aware that if the manner of their driving endangers other road users then they are liable to be prosecuted.

A Highways England spokesman said: "Our focus is on providing a safe, reliable network for the millions of drivers who use our motorways and major A-roads every day."