‘Moronic' driver pulled over with unsecured bale of hay on car – 'new year, same idiots'


Under Section 40A Road Traffic Act 1898 it is an offence to use a vehicle or trailer on a road if it involves a danger of injury to any person.

The offence can be committed not only by the driver but by anyone who causes or permits it, for example, the business.

The penalty for the offence carries a maximum fine of £2,500 but if it involves a goods vehicle it is now an unlimited fine.

That’s aside from three penalty points on the driver’s license.


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