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Parkway mattress man cops a heavy fine

The billowing mattress photographed by police on the Tuggeranong Parkway.

POLICE pulled over a blue Holden Astra with a mattress poorly secured to the roof of the vehicle travelling north on the Tuggeranong Parkway past the Arboretum early yesterday afternoon (May 13).

Describing the incident as “serious”, police fined the 64-year-old driver $598 for driving with an unsecured load.

Police say the mattress was lifting from the roof and other drivers on the parkway were hesitating to pass the vehicle – fearful the mattress would fly off.

There was also a washing machine in the rear of the car with the tailgate unsecured.

Police say all loads must be secured properly and trying to save money by using unsuitable vehicles poses a serious risk to other road users and can result in significant fines.

The blues Astra with the unsecure mattress on its roof.

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