December 10, 2018

How not to transport your Christmas Tree!

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A massive Christmas Tree bring transported on the roof of a Volkswagen Transporter van on a dual carriageway has caused a storm!

Consider the suitability of your vehicle

The image above was taken by the Devon and Cornwall Police’s speed camera vans on the A38 on Saturday 1st December, with PC Jane Bickley opting to share the shocking image of the Volkswagen Transporter van on Twitter as a warning to other van drivers with large loads over the Christmas period. The image showed the tree almost dragging along the road behind the Volkswagen Transporter van. According to the Department of Transport, vehicles with an overhang front or rear in excess of 2 metres require marker boards in place, and those in excess of 3 metres need to give at least two clear working days’ notice to the police.

PC Jane Bickley posted the tree-mendous image alongside a warning: ”Shocking image spotted on the A38 by one of our speed camera vans over the weekend. We all know it’s a hectic time of year but please consider the suitability of your vehicle.” Officers said that the Volkswagen Transporter van was spotted on the Plymouth-bound carriageway between Deep Lane junction and Marsh Mills at approximately 13.20 on Saturday the 1st December.

The shocking image has received a number of comments and interest on social media, with one user labelling it “seriously stupid,” however another user was quick to point out the high-vis jacket on the end of the Christmas tree, commenting: “Don’t see the problem, he’s used a high vis jacket as a load projection.” Other users found this attempt comical: “It’s the attempt at making it safe with a hi vis that gets me.”

One user commented on the size of the Christmas tree: ”I’d like to see the size of their house to get that in the living room,”while another joked: ”Elf and Safety trying to spoil people’s Christmas.”

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