Van on motorway with carpet roll across windscreen stopped by police

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A driver was stopped on the M56 with an entire carpet slung over the top of his van obscuring his view.  See SWNS story SWLEcarpet.  July 5, 2021.  Not only had an entire carpet been slung across the length of his van and over the windscreen, it was being driven on the motorway in the pouring rain, said police.
A van on the M56 in Greater Manchester was stopped for having a roll of carpet hanging over its windscreen. (SWNS)

A van with a soggy roll of carpet blocking its windscreen was stopped on a motorway by police.

The carpet roll was attached to the roof of the Peugeot van that was spotted driving along the M56 in Greater Manchester on Sunday evening.

Because of the wet weather conditions, the sodden roll of carpet was drooped down across half of the windscreen.

A driver was stopped on the M56 with an entire carpet slung over the top of his van obscuring his view.  See SWNS story SWLEcarpet.  July 5, 2021.  Not only had an entire carpet been slung across the length of his van and over the windscreen, it was being driven on the motorway in the pouring rain, said police.
The roll of carpet was longer than the van carrying it. (SWNS)
A driver was stopped on the M56 with an entire carpet slung over the top of his van obscuring his view.  See SWNS story SWLEcarpet.  July 5, 2021.  Not only had an entire carpet been slung across the length of his van and over the windscreen, it was being driven on the motorway in the pouring rain, said police.
The driver's view through the windscreen was blocked by the sagging carpet. (SWNS)

Police said that after being stopped the driver told officers: “It wasn’t like that when I set off.”

Traffic officers discovered the load was not sufficiently secured, which they said presented a danger to other motorway users.

Images of the van were posted on the Greater Manchester Police traffic officers account.

It said: “This vehicle was seen driving along the M56 in the pouring down rain.

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“Load carried not only presented a danger to others, but reduced the driver’s view of the road ahead.

“Driver stated ‘it wasn’t like that when I set off’. PG9 issued and driver reported.”

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The driver was issued with a PG9 roadworthiness penalty by police.

In response to the Twitter post, one user replied: “At least he didn’t floor it!”

Another asked: “How ridiculous is that, how on Earth could he see to drive?”

One Twitter user joked: “Did you roll out the carpet for him?”

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