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Woman Caught Trying To Transport Double Mattress In BMW Convertible

Woman Caught Trying To Transport Double Mattress In BMW Convertible

Police were left baffled after catching a woman attempting to transport a double mattress in a BMW convertible.

Police were stunned by the driver's idea of safe loading. Credit: SWNS
Police were stunned by the driver's idea of safe loading. Credit: SWNS

Officers couldn't believe what they were seeing when they spotted the silver convertible with a mattress spilling out of the back of it between Basildon and Colchester in Essex, UK.

Clearly, the mattress was not safely stowed, which left the cops all the more dumbfounded when the driver retorted: "It's wedged in the seat so it's okay."

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No, it really isn't.

Essex Police Operational Support post read: "Proactive work in Basildon and Clacton today.

"Some of the work based on traffic stops included positive stop and search for drugs, two drug drivers, seized for no insurance and an insecure load... she said: 'Its wedged in the seat so its okay!'"

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Judging by the reaction to the tweet, it seems the general public were just as bewildered by the BMW driver's definition of 'OK'.

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One person said: "That BMW is just beyond a joke. The mentality of people is absolutely baffling."

Another said: "Money can buy you a convertible BMW and a big bed but it won't buy you intelligence."

It's not clear what punishment - if any - was meted out to the woman, however, causing danger through irresponsible distribution of load in a car can attract a fine of £100 ($129).

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Perhaps we shouldn't be too surprised though, as a study has found that BMW drivers are the most likely in the UK to commit reckless driving offences.

Credit: SWNS
Credit: SWNS

The research also found that Ford drivers are the most likely to have points on their licence, yet they consider themselves better than other drivers - rating themselves as 7.3 out of 10 in terms of their driving ability, and other drivers as six out of 10.

A Ford spokesperson told LADbible it encouraged all customers to drive its vehicles safely.

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He said: "Safety is a key priority for Ford, and we encourage our customers who use Ford vehicles and services to do so in a safe and responsible manner, and to comply with any legal requirements."

Featured Image Credit: SWNS

Topics: Police, uk news, Cars

Jake Massey

Jake Massey is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Newcastle University, where he learnt a bit about media and a lot about living without heating. After spending a few years in Australia and New Zealand, Jake secured a role at an obscure radio station in Norwich, inadvertently becoming a real-life Alan Partridge in the process. From there, Jake became a reporter at the Eastern Daily Press. Jake enjoys playing football, listening to music and writing about himself in the third person.