Caught by the fizz

Police pull over HGV driver after Lucozade bottle found in place of indicator

Recycling should obviously be widely encouraged, but one HGV driver’s attempt at reusing a Lucozade bottle landed them in trouble.

Traffic officers for West Yorkshire Police stopped this large goods vehicle on the M62 near Bradford on Saturday after spotting the use of an orange soft drink bottle in place of an indicator.

Further inspection also revealed the HGV to be “a tad overweight”, while it also had a brake light not working, a smashed wing mirror and a cracked windscreen.

Before you ask, it was a UK-owned-and-operated truck rather than a foreign vehicle.

According to a tweet from police officer Traffic Dave, who posted images of the vehicle online, the driver was fined an undisclosed sum and prohibited from leaving until the weight issue was resolved.

HGV with faulty brake light

Stuart Masson
Stuart Masson
Stuart is the Editorial Director of our suite of sites, The Car Expert, The Van Expert and The Truck Expert. Originally from Australia, Stuart has had a passion for cars and the automotive industry for over thirty years. He spent a decade in automotive retail, and now works tirelessly to help buyers by providing independent and impartial advice.

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