Police warning after vehicle is dangerously overloaded

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POLICE are warning drivers they could face a fine of up to £15,000 if they overload their vehicles.

It comes after police were alerted to a vehicle on the A27 that was dangerously overloaded.

Officers found the vehicle was nearly two tonnes over its permitted weight.

Sergeant Bryan McCartney, from Sussex police, said: ‘It was a very good call by a vigilant member of the public to alert us.

‘Overloading a vehicle has big implications in respect of its handling, stability and overall safety. I would urge drivers to be aware of the design limits of their vehicles, especially commercial vehicles. Remember aggregate when wet can be almost twice the weight of dry.’