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Adelaide driver fined for transporting wardrobe in boot and using clothes as rope

| 13.08,18. 10:42 PM |




Adelaide driver fined for transporting wardrobe in boot and using clothes as rope



Photo: The car carrying a wardrobe. (SA Police)


An unlicensed Adelaide driver has been fined for trying to move a wardrobe in the back of his car.


The Holden Commodore was pulled over by police on Marion Road in Mitchell Park at 12:45am this morning.


The wardrobe appeared to be secured in the boot by clothing items tied together to form ropes.


Police issued the 55-year-old Dover Gardens driver with a $1,485 fine for loading offences and obscuring his registration plate


Checks revealed the male driver was also unlicensed.


Police fined a separate man for a similar furniture-related incident in 2015.


They said most accidents stemming from wrongly secured loads happened at low speeds and often after only a short distance.


Ropes were extremely ineffective for restraining loads, they said.


Last month, an Adelaide man has been issued with a caution and a fine for modifications to his car, including a solar panel on the bonnet and gas bottle attached to the rear spare tyre.


And in 2013, another was caught using vice grips instead of a steering wheel to drive a car.


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