What is it with some of those idiots who refuse to tie down the load they have thrown into their trailers?
In the last week I've been hit buy a huge sheet of rubber (the size of a double bed!) at 80kph and had a narrow miss with a sheet of MDF flying out the back of a trailer at 100kph!
The rubber sheet hit directly above my head - I almost crapped my pants, so did the HSV driver directly behind me as it smacked into his grill! Luckily no damage to my car but I was rubbing rubber off my roof for a good 10 minutes (it actually melted onto the roof on impact!). As for the MDF, luckily there was a spare lane and I could take avoiding action. This thing was flying straight for my windscreen.
For gods sake, tie down any load. I don't want to have some cop explain to my children how mum or dad died by a piece of MDF taking off our heads!
Absolutely agree mate. I tow a trailer all the time, and we've got a closed box on it, but when we have the box off we put plenty of ropes on and tighten them real good. I reckon they should have fines or some kind of punishment if your load isn't tied down properly, it's just dangerous, and as you said, it can and does happen. I reckon to be able to register a trailer you should get a few lessons in rope tying or something...
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