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.
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.