Thu. May 26th, 2022

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Police have fined a Belconnen driver for traveling with a long orange power cord sticking out of his window. ACT police said they stopped the white Kia sedan around 8.25am on Thursday on Nettlefold Street in Belconnen. “The man was driving with his right hand on the steering wheel and his left hand held in the channel,” ACT Policing said. “When police stopped the vehicle, the driver explained that he had just purchased the long pipeline and did not want to cut it across to transport it home.” The man was fined $ 598 for driving a vehicle with an unsecured load. ACT Road Policing’s Paul Hutcheson said the incident could have “caused significant damage.” “Fortunately on this occasion no one was injured, but imagine if this object had hit a cyclist, pedestrian or other vulnerable road user. It could easily have caused significant damage, even at a relatively low speed in a residential area,” he said. . He also reminded artisans and do-it-yourselfers to keep their materials safe while driving. “Police would also like to remind artisans and those eager to try some do-it-yourself projects this summer that all materials purchased from DIY stores should be transported safely and appropriately,” he said. “This means with approved load securing devices and to ensure that objects do not protrude from the vehicle more than 150 mm from the outer part of the vehicle on both sides.” Our journalists work hard to deliver local, up-to-date news to the local community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:

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