Motorist fined after being caught driving with another car on top of his car

It’s not the usual load you’d expect to see strapped to the top of a car.

Motorist Glyndwr Wyn Richards was fined and given three penalty points after he was spotted driving through an industrial estate with another car strapped on top of his car.

The 51-year-old was prosecuted after police were sent a video of the double-decker car being driven through the Glanyrafon industrial estate in Wales on March 26.

Richards, of Llanfarian, Wales, admitted it was a “stupid thing to do” but said he had only driven the car 300 yards through the industrial estate at 5mph.

Glyndwr Wyn Richards, 51, strapped the motor to the top of a different one to transport it on an industrial estate (Picture: SWNS)

Prosecutor Ceri Ellis-Jones said PC Phil Westbury had been sent a What's App message showing footage of the car being driven by Richards.

She said police had sought information from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) about regulations on vehicle loads and how items should be secured safely and an inspector who watched the footage said even with a strap in place, the load was not secure as the top car wasn't secured in all directions.

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The inspector recognised there was a van following the car to try and provide protection for other cars, but said that was inadequate as there were still cars driving in other directions.

Richards, who pleaded guilty to using a vehicle with a load likely to cause danger of injury, said it was out of character for him to do something like that but he had taken measures to ensure safety.

An inspector from the DVSA said the load wasn't secured in all directions so wasn't safe (Picture: SWNS)

Representing himself, he said: “It was a stupid thing to do obviously”, but insisted there was no danger of the top car falling.

He said the top car had been strapped down and that the stability had been tested by lifting the cars with a forklift truck.

Richards also said that he had only driven around 300 yards at five-miles-per-hour and that he had pulled in and stopped when he saw any other car on the road.

Magistrates could have banned Richards from driving but instead gave him three penalty points. He was also fined £80 and ordered to pay costs of £115.

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