A North Yorkshire Police officer was left stunned recently after pulling over a Skoda Octavia only to find that nine people had been crammed into the car, including two in the boot.
Officer’s stopped the car in Norton, Malton, during a targeted deployment of Roads Policing officers for UN Global Road Safety Week.
The driver of the Skoda was carrying one passenger in the front, five on the back seats and had crammed two women into the boot of the vehicle.
As well as being uninsured, the vehicle’s front tyre was so badly worn that the cord was exposed, and two of the doors on the car were faulty, meaning that they would not open.
The death trap was seized, and the driver reported for dangerous driving and driving without any insurance.
A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said:
“If [the vehicle] had been involved in a collision, the consequences don’t bear thinking about. It would have caused utter carnage.
“We’re continuing our targeted road safety deployments throughout the summer and beyond, to keep everyone safe and take illegal drivers and vehicles off the road”.