A SHOCKING image shows how an “idiotic” scrap dealer loaded a Volvo on top of a scrap filled flat-bed trailer.
Northumbria Police pulled the ridiculously dangerous vehicle over near Holystone roundabout near Newcastle on Monday.
The treacherous truck was then seized after officers snapped an image of the hazardous road vehicle.
The image shows a red Volvo missing its front right wheel with a ratchet strap wrapped over the top of its roof in an attempt to hold it in place.
The back left hand side of the car is seen to be hanging over the side of the trailer.
Other scraps, including a tyre, metal and cardboard can also be seen jammed into the flat-bed.
Northumbria Police shared the image onto Facebook yesterday, writing: “This is one of the most idiotic things we have seen on our roads…
“A scrap dealer has been issued with a prohibition notice after we pulled this vehicle over in North Tyneside yesterday morning.
“He was stopped near to the Holystone roundabout with this Volvo precariously perched on top of a scrap-filled flat-bed trailer.
“We don’t need to explain why this is so dangerous and there is no excuse for this type of behaviour.
“The vehicle has been seized and if we find anyone putting lives at risks in this way then you could face being brought before a court.”
The shocking disregard for the safety of other road users gained traction on social media gaining over 2,000 likes, 1,500 shares and 2,000 comments.
Facebook users joked over how ridiculous the image was.
Tezza Tez wrote: “To be fair he would have pulled the strap and tapped the side of the Ute (vehicle) and said ‘that’s not going anywhere’ that makes it perfectly safe.
“Bet the officers didn’t even ask if he had done that!”
Andrew Maddison joked: “If he pulled at the ratchet strap and said ‘That’s going nowhere’ it would have been fine.”
Steve Markham replied: “Would love to know how they got the car on the back in the first place.”
Paul Hughes commented: “They took my Volvo but left my fridge!”
Antonio Pili said: “I wouldn’t worry too much, Volvos are amongst the safest cars out there.”
And Sacha Malone wrote: “Does the Volvo driver know he can’t park there?”