Police shared pictures of a trash-filled car after the driver crashed because they couldn’t get the handbrake on as a result of the mess.
We all know someone who’s guilty of using their car as a rubbish bin, forcing passengers to clear fast-food containers, empty bottles and discarded wrappers out of the way before being able to sit down, but this car is on another level.
I’d say it’s more of a landfill site than a rubbish bin and there’s definitely no room for passengers.
The photos were posted on social media by Hants Roads Policing, part of the Hampshire Police, who explained the driver rolled back into a parked vehicle because they were unable to engage the handbrake.
The car was packed to the brim with discarded items, including full plastic bags and old papers, as well as what appeared to be a lampshade, an upturned stool, a fan and a bucket.
Many of the items were strewn around the driver’s seat and under the pedals, making it a wonder the driver could get anywhere in the first place.
It’s impossible to even see the handbrake amid the chaos, so it’s no wonder the owner was unable to get it on.
The police wrote on Twitter:
Boris Johnson’s car is a dream compared to this one! Driver couldn’t get the hand brake on and rolled back into a parked vehicle. I wonder why?
Boris Johnson’s car is a dream compared to this one! Driver couldn’t get the hand brake on and rolled back into a parked vehicle. I wonder why?🤔 pic.twitter.com/nhHrtpSErH
— Hants Roads Policing (@HantsPolRoads) June 26, 2019
The Conservative party leadership candidate’s car came under ridicule last week after photos emerged showing his Toyota Previa GX with clothes thrown across the backseats, mud smeared across the upholstery and water bottles and empty coffee cups on the floor.
It’s unclear how bad the damage from the crash was and the police did not mention whether the driver of the messy car got into trouble but the accident certainly proves how dangerous it can be to have that amount of rubbish in your car.
🤔 "Where will I empty this ashtray..?" ….. "Right here at my arse. Perfectly fine place" pic.twitter.com/ug4tcg3OiQ
— Craig McCaffery (@CraigyBhoy77) June 28, 2019
Hopefully the incident will have encouraged the driver to clean up the mess. It would be a time consuming job but at least they’d be able to rely on the handbrake once it was finished!
The moral of the story is; keep your car clean. It’s a much better alternative to risking your life and having to fix damages after an accident happens.
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Emily Brown first began delivering important news stories aged just 13, when she launched her career with a paper round. She graduated with a BA Hons in English Language in the Media from Lancaster University, and went on to become a freelance writer and blogger. Emily contributed to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Student Problems before becoming a journalist at UNILAD, where she works on breaking news as well as longer form features.