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    Only in Qld............

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Seriously???? A fridge in the boot of a Falcon????

    Story in the link below.

    We know it's been hot, but


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    A 47-year-old Caboolture man was issued with Traffic Infringement Notices for failing to ensure a load on light motor vehicle was readily visible
    Not readily visible? I don't know how much more visible they could have made it! Is the officer blind?


    Java "Gets out the magnifying glass to find the fridge" phile
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    Yeh, i think it's a 'depth perception' thing that the cops are worried about. That and the fact that the driver is likely to be mentally unhinged.
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    Needs to have flags on it to show where the load stops. Its a signage issue essentially. Probably could have got him for more and might have but it wasnt reported.
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    If he had a cargo net over it, he would have been fine. :P
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    It's been so hot up here I'd have stuffed it inside the Falcon, opened the freezer door and let it defrost.

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    This sort of thing is common in parts of New Zealand (I'm talking about you South Auckland!!). On one of my first trips on the southern motorway in Auckland I saw a car with a double bed on top. No roof racks and no straps, but luckily 3 passengers and a driver with hands to hold it down!! I had a laugh. Within a few weeks of that I saw a young dude standing on the side of the southern motorway minding a queensize mattress. Obviously the result of similar bed shifting attempt gone wrong.
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    Serious ? Overloaded....Nah
    Shamateurs !
    Its only a form of a box loaded into the Boot...
    Doesn't even look like its a Side by Side Fridge/Freezer with a Ice Maker in it....

    Now when you tour Asia on a M/Bike
    Then this is Over Loaded !

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    PS Good Luck and Best Wishes to Andy this Weekend on his Maiden Run at Lake Gairdner
    What a way to get to know your Brand New Bike !
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    The Police probably considered "Unsecured Load" but it actually is "secured" - however poorly.
    Nothing beats the Asians for 'overloaded' but this is a pretty good attempt by a local.
    Can you imagine driving behind him and having that fall off.

    A year ago my Daughter's private car was hit by a folding ladder that fell off a Tradies Ute on the highway.
    Legs of the ladder missed her drivers side windscreen by a centimeter (Hit the A pillar and spun over the roof).
    Tradie kept going. Ladder ended up beside the road.
    Daughter is a Police Officer but was so shell-shocked at the brush with death she made no attempt to pursue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeroyC View Post
    This sort of thing is common in parts of New Zealand (I'm talking about you South Auckland!!). On one of my first trips on the southern motorway in Auckland I saw a car with a double bed on top. No roof racks and no straps, but luckily 3 passengers and a driver with hands to hold it down!! I had a laugh. Within a few weeks of that I saw a young dude standing on the side of the southern motorway minding a queensize mattress. Obviously the result of similar bed shifting attempt gone wrong.
    I recall seeing a car with a mattress on the roof on the ICB motorway near Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane a few years ago, held on by the occupants in the front seats, I was just waiting for the wind to catch the front and flip it back off the roof! Crazy.
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