Play by the rules, police warn after stopping driver with unsecured swing set
A Suzuki with play equipment hanging out the back has been pulled over in Murray Bridge.
A Murray Bridge woman has been fined $736 for transporting play equpment in an unsafe fashion.
Police noticed a swing set hanging out the back of a Suzuki sedan on Swanport Road at 4.20pm on Thursday.
When they pulled the car over on Burdekin Avenue, they allegedly found a child – who was not wearing a seat belt – holding onto the play equipment from the back seat.
The 49-year-old woman, the car's driver, was fined for driving with an unsafe load and for failing to ensure her passenger was wearing a seatbelt.
It is illegal to drive with a load that is not properly secured, which causes a vehicle to become unstable, or which could be dangerous, according to the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure.
A load must not project more than 1.5 metres out of the front or 15cm out either side of a vehicle; and those which project out of the back must have a brightly coloured piece of cloth attached during the day and a red light at night.
More information: www.mylicence.sa.gov.au.
Photo: SA Police.