Learner caught driving with ‘dangerous’ pile of rubbish attached to roof of car
Baffled police stopped a "dangerously overloaded" pick up truck carrying a mountain of junk only to discover the driver was a learner.
The pile of furniture, appliances and even a bicycle was so tall officers watched it almost scrape the ceiling of a petrol station forecourt, BirminghamLive reports.
Despite no 'L' plates on show, the motorist pulled out a provisional licence when asked for their ID by officers taking a closer look at the accident waiting to happen.
Police shared a snap online of what left them scratching their heads at Stadium Garage in Pye Green Road, Cannock, Staffordshire on Sunday, March 28.
Photos of the black Mitsubishi Trojan were captioned: "Just when you thought you'd seen it all."
Pictures of the car showed a massive haul of wooden slats, plastic chairs, ripped-out radiators and even a bike was piled so high it almost grazed the roof over the petrol station forecourt.
Central Motorway Police Group, covering the West Midlands, said they had a call from Staffordshire Police to give "a bit of advice with this one".
"It was being driven by a provisional licence holder," an officer said.
The cop then followed the post with the hashtag "£dangerouscondition".
Social media users immediately began sharing the post.
One joked: "Don't know if I should be, but I'm impressed with his stacking and packing skills there."
And another said: "How the hell did they even stack this?
Owners of seriously overloaded vehicles can face a range of penalties. And if a vehicle is overweight by more than 30 per cent, the driver could be taken to court and fined.
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