Melbourne Man Caught Driving With Massive PVC Pipe Out The Window
When you're transporting stuff around your city, it can sometimes be hard to make sure everything fits.
That's when you ring up your trusty mate who has a ute to see if you can cram all your belongings in the tray. But when that option is exhausted you have to get creative and that's exactly what some bloke in Melbourne did.
The 28-year-old driver was pulled over by the Melton Highway Patrol for his rather long load - 1.6 metres to be exact.
Under state law, the maximum amount of distance something can be hanging outside the car is a measly 150mm. So this bloke was flaunting the law by a casual 10.6 times. No big deal at all.
Melton Police released a statement saying: "We urge the public to consider the capability of their vehicle and what restraints they have available before carrying any loads, even if it's just for a short distance.
"Driving like this poses a serious hazard to other road users."
The man has been given a summons to attend court for a load dimension limit breach.
The maximum penalty for that, according to 9News, is a whopping $3,224 for being the operator of vehicle in breach of width, length or height limit or load restraint requirement. So he'll no doubt be hoping to not get the full whack of the law.
But if you thought that was an outrageous attempt at trying to stuff something oversized into your car, then look at this. Police were left baffled after catching a woman attempting to transport a double mattress in a BMW convertible.
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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."
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!'"
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).
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.
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