A van with a soggy roll of carpet blocking its windscreen was stopped on a motorway by police.
The carpet roll was attached to the roof of the Peugeot van that was spotted driving along the M56 in Greater Manchester on Sunday evening.
Because of the wet weather conditions, the sodden roll of carpet was drooped down across half of the windscreen.
Police said that after being stopped the driver told officers: “It wasn’t like that when I set off.”
Traffic officers discovered the load was not sufficiently secured, which they said presented a danger to other motorway users.
Images of the van were posted on the Greater Manchester Police traffic officers account.
It said: “This vehicle was seen driving along the M56 in the pouring down rain.
“Load carried not only presented a danger to others, but reduced the driver’s view of the road ahead.
“Driver stated ‘it wasn’t like that when I set off’. PG9 issued and driver reported.”
The driver was issued with a PG9 roadworthiness penalty by police.
In response to the Twitter post, one user replied: “At least he didn’t floor it!”
Another asked: “How ridiculous is that, how on Earth could he see to drive?”
One Twitter user joked: “Did you roll out the carpet for him?”
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