Drivers warned that overloading their car with goods could lead to a £1,000 fine

Drivers have been warned that overloading their cars with goods could result in a £1,000 fine. It can be tempting to overpack vehicles, especially if you’re going on a road trip and/or vacation that requires an overnight stay.

Sometimes we might have to pack multiple suitcases along with other bags containing our essential items. But motoring experts at Hippo Leasing they warned drivers that crowding too much into their cars could lead to a £1,000 fine.

Drivers risk a fine when the view is obstructed from the front and rear windows. The Highway Code states that all windows must be kept clean and clear.

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People also risk three points on their license if their view is obstructed by goods. Hippo Leasing said it advises drivers to “think carefully about how they pack their luggage in the car”.

A spokesman said: “It is important not to obstruct the view from the front and rear windows as this could result in a £1,000 fine and three points on your license for not having a full view of the road”.

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