‘Driver might get bale’: Gardai stop driver with unsecured load
Members of An Garda Siochana in Co. Cork recently stopped a driver who was towing a trailer with an unsecured load.
In a tweet on the official Twitter page for An Garda Siochana, it was outlined that the driver was pulled over by the Bandon Traffic Corps.
The trailer was missing a light or two and the load – a single 4X4 round bale of hay – was unsecured, according to Gardai.
The tweet warned that unsecured or inadequately secured loads can injure or even kill people.
Bandon Traffic Corps – Trailer was missing a light or two & load was unsecured. Driver might get bale….
— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) December 21, 2017
The tweet cheekily added that the driver might get ‘bale’. It is unclear whether or not the driver involved in the incident received a penalty from Gardai for the offence.
The Gardai also included screenshots of information about the importance of securing loads.
Travelling with an unsecured load poses a number of risks for both the driver of the vehicle and other road users, according to the Road Safety Authority (RSA) said.
The RSA has said that a load shall not be carried on a vehicle on a public road in such a manner that part of the load is liable to fall on the road.
A load must not drag on the surface of the road, so as to cause damage to the road or to be liable to cause danger, it also advises.