NSW driver cops big fine for impressive load

A driver has shown off some serious skill when it comes to stacking the back of a ute after he was caught by police driving through Wetherill Park in NSW with the tray of his ute filled with bumpers stacked high and wide.

During mobile patrols of the area, police spotted the ute at 6:30am on September 25 and stopped the driver for questioning.

Inspectors measured the load to be 30cm over legal width on one side and 20cm over width on the other.

NSW Police told Yahoo News Australia only 15cm of overhang on the sides is permitted for light vehicles.

“The driver advised police he does the same thing every day,” Traffic and Highway Patrol Command posted on Facebook along with photos of the ‘Tetris like’ tactic.

Inspectors measured the load to be 30cm over legal width on one side and 20cm over width on the other. Source: Facebook/Traffic and Highway Patrol Command - NSW Police Force

“Wouldn't go through Wetherill Park today, looks like it's bumper to bumper...” one person responded to the photos.

“We need a bigger ute!” another person joked.

“I have to say, I'm honestly impressed with just packing that many bumpers on the back,” another said.

The ute driver may have had more spare parts than he knew what to do with but police said he was missing a few things from his own vehicle.

“I bet that guy dominates at Tetris,” a person commented on the 'impressive' stacking skills, which earned the driver a fine and defect notice. Source: Facebook/Traffic and Highway Patrol Command - NSW Police Force

“Defective steering wheel, headlight, missing mud flaps, missing wheel nuts,” police posted.

Despite the obvious danger, most people were impressed with the driver’s stacking skills.

“I bet that guy dominates at Tetris,” a person wrote.

NSW police didn’t share the same enthusiasm, fining the driver $457 for the overhanging load and issuing a defect notice on the many missing parts from his ute.

The driver was also given three demerit points.

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