Two mattresses balance on the roof of a car, held on to by the driver heading to the tip . Picture: SUPPLIED
Two mattresses balance on the roof of a car, held on to by the driver heading to the tip . Picture: SUPPLIED

Quickest and dumbest way to transport mattresses

A MOTORIST played a risky game by trying to restrain two mattresses balancing on the roof of a small car with a bare hand.

The driver was spotted travelling to the Shoal Bay tip this week with the pair of mattresses sitting on the white hatchback's roof.

The driver can be seen extending an outstretched arm and holding the top mattress while steering the car with his free hand.

It is unclear how far the motorist drove while holding the mattresses.

An NT police spokeswoman said the driver's actions posed a danger to other road users.

"All drivers should be aware that in addition to having the potential to kill or maim other road users, unrestrained loads can result in the driver being issued with an infringement notice in the amount of $100," she said.

"All motorists have a responsibility to ensure that all loads are adequately restrained." In April, an NT News reader was bemused to see a driver stash a dinghy in the back of a van on Vanderlin Dr.

Tiwi resident Michelle McCann was in a car with her two daughters Sydney and Kimberley-Rose Taylor-Turley, aged 17 and 15, when they came across the van.

News Corp Australia


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