Worst loaded truck in ages stopped by police
Police have said they stopped the worst loaded truck they had seen in ages as it was driven through South Derbyshire village. Officers had to do a double-take when they saw the truck had just one strap to hold a large pile of wood in place – which could have fallen off the back at any moment. A police checkpoint was set up in Willington yesterday, Tuesday, October 12, for commercial vehicles using the A38 and A50 and officers from the Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit found some unnerving sights among those they pulled over.
And the truck was described as having the worst secured load of the day, with police sharing a picture on social media showing the back full of wood and just one strap to hold it all in place. top stories from across the Derbyshire area To make matters worse, the driver tried to argue that nothing has even fallen off the vehicles, something the officers were very quick to argue against.
A spokesman for the unit, which is an arm of Derbyshire police, said: “Willington. Worst secured load of the day. One strap ain’t gonna cut it.
Please don’t say nothing ever falls off. Us and @HighwaysEMIDS picking up wood, pallets, spades, buckets, metal, straps, wheelbarrows, brooms etc off the roads every day. #SecureYourLoad.” The operation was carried out with the DVSA and also saw two vans stopped as the vehicles were not designed to transport large loads.
Two were found to be insecure, with the first one 44 per cent overweight and the second 22 per cent. Both drivers now face prosecution and the issues were rectified, said a police spokesman.
The tyres on one of the vehicles stopped at Willington (Image: Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit)
Another driver was stopped with practically bald tyres, with police saying it was the worst they had seen for a long time. A spokesman said: “October is Tyre Safety Month.
Look at this absolute disgrace of a tyre.
Worst we’ve seen for a very long time, watch your fingers!
Prosecution and prohibition until rectified.”
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