A pensioner has been filmed carrying a carpet on his mobility scooter.Oh, noes! An unsafe load! That's never been seen before, ever, has it?
His load managed to take up the width of one lane, with one van pulling onto the highway having to slow down to ensure that he did not hit the protruding carpet roll.
And as an aficionado of TV reality cop shows, I've lost count of the number of idiots on bikes or motorbikes stopped carrying planks of wood. And cars, driving home from B&Q with a timber load sticking out of the side window at perfect decapitation height...
The hard copy edition of this story contained a last paragraph to the effect that this would renew calls for a crackdown on people's ability to use these without passing a test. Something that will ensure Richard Boyd never goes hungry but will do absolutely nothing to stop this sort of thing happening.
After all, lorry/car/motorcycle drivers already have licenses, don't they?
Missing from the hard copy edition, but included in this online edition, was this paragraph:
A police spokesman told the Sun that this kind of scene might be common in places like India and Africa but 'it is not welcome on the streets of Somerset'.Ooooooh! Someone's going to be reporting to the Diversity Police for that one!