‘It was extremely dangerous’: Driver stopped by North Yorkshire police due to surfboard sticking out of convertible on A64

A motorist travelling to the Yorkshire coast for a spot of surfing was stopped by police because he was driving with a surfboard sticking out the back of his convertible.

Thursday, 5th August 2021, 11:41 am
Updated Thursday, 5th August 2021, 11:42 am
The method of transporting the surfboard was described as "extremely dangerous" by police

A photo, taken on the A64 in North Yorkshire on Monday (August 2) shows the enormous red board jutting into the air as it balanced on the back seat of the white soft top.

Its precarious positioning left police concerned that the piece of sporting equipment could fall onto the carriageway or collide with another vehicle on the road.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said that while officers “appreciate the ingenuity of the driver in managing to wedge his surfboard into such a small car,” the situation was dangerous.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

“It was completely insecure and extremely dangerous to himself and other road users,” they said.

"Please think carefully before transporting large items, each year we attend numerous collisions involving items that have fallen off vehicles on our roads, some of which caused serious damage and injuries to innocent road users."

The driver was given a safety briefing before being sent on his way.