Road police in south England stop 2 trucks with dangerously unsecure loads

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On Tuesday, Devon and Cornwall Roads Policing Team stopped a lorry with an unsecure load that “could have killed someone". A day later, Hampshire Roads Policing Unit also stopped a lorry with an unsecure load described as an “incident waiting to happen".

Road police in south England stop 2 trucks with dangerously unsecure loads
Photos: Devon and Cornwall Roads Policing Team (left) / Hampshire Roads Policing Unit (right)

Following the first incident on Tuesday, the person responsible for Devon and Cornwall Roads Policing Team’s Twitter page said that the unsecure load in the picture above was the reason the page “keeps banging on about load safety”.

The police account admin then added:

“These units weighed almost a tonne and came off as the load was not compliant with load security requirements. This could have killed someone. Driver and company reported.”

The vehicle was spotted on Sandygate roundabout, just onto the A376 Exmouth Road.

Less than a day afterwards, Hampshire Roads Policing Unit reported another example of a dangerously unsecure load.

It said the manner in which the rocks were loaded in the image below was an “incident waiting to happen” and added: “Would you want this to pass you on a roundabout if you could see how it was loaded.”

In both cases, the police took action against those responsible. Devon and Cornwall Roads Policing Team has also confirmed that the Traffic Commissioner will be informed regarding the unsecure load it reported.

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