People are only just realising that packing their car wrong this summer could cost them a whopping £2,500 fine

Drivers are being asked to pack their cars well when out on the road this summer.

New research from Kwik Fit has revealed that a quarter of drivers admit they can’t see out the rear window when driving due to a crowded trunk.

This summer, motorists are urged to pack their cars well when driving on the roads


This summer, motorists are urged to pack their cars well when driving on the roadsPhoto credit: Getty Images

The data also showed that families admit they pack as much as possible into their engine, with 81 percent of drivers using just three-quarters of what they pack.

This can significantly increase the risk of dangerous driving – and the likelihood of an accident.

According to research, 14 per cent of Britons have admitted to removing the spare wheel to accommodate more luggage.

However, many motorists are unaware that packing too much luggage can actually earn them hefty fines and penalty points.

Section 40A of the Road Traffic Act 1898 makes it an offense to use a vehicle where there is a risk of injury to a person.

This can include offenses where the vehicle’s load is not properly secured and carries a maximum penalty of £2,500 and three penalty points.

Jack Cousens, the AA’s head of road policy, told The Daily Express: “As families prepare for time off, parents may end up playing a game of ‘Auto-Tettris’ while trying to accommodate suitcases, bags and children.” Automobile.

“Most modern cars would have a hard time exceeding the weight limit.

“If you feel like you’re exceeding the limit, drivers should go to a weighbridge and get an accurate reading.”

This comes after shocking video showed a Good Samaritan rushing to the aid of an “unconscious driver” who was hanging out of his car, but then noticed a shameful mistake.

Also, a BMW driver has been fined for diabolical parking, but a passerby has also exacted his own heinous revenge.


TaraSubramaniam is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. TaraSubramaniam joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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