IT WAS an average day on the highway for a Bundaberg driver and her son until they spotted one very loaded up ute in front of them.
The family had been driving from Sharon to Bundaberg when they saw a blue vehicle in front of them with several ladders stacked on top.
Bundaberg Police traffic branch Sergeant Marty Arnold said inadequately restrained loads were dangerous.
He said if conditions were fine a load might be "well and good", but if something like sudden braking occured it could be another story.
"Your restraints have to be suitable and strong enough to restrain a load under any circumstances," he said.
"A load must be restrained using a reasonable means and that's not reasonable.
"Loading up like that creates a danger for other road users."
Sgt Arnold said penalties could vary for inadequately secured loads from $200 fines to loss of licence.
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