Bypass driver caught with child’s swing on roof

The driver with the wsing on the roof. Picture: Comp
The driver with the wsing on the roof. Picture: Comp
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A DANGEROUS driver has been snapped speeding on a dual carriageway - with a child’s swing frame balanced on the roof.

Aghast road safety campaigners said the frame could have been transformed into a deadly shower of metal spears had it become detached from the roof.

The image was taken on the A720 Edinburgh City Bypass on Thursday evening.

It shows a red 52 plate Vauxhall Safira with the swing frame apparently loosely tied to just one side of the vehicle’s roof rack rail.

The image was posted by website Edinburgh’s Worst Drivers, which exposes dangerous motoring in and around the city.

The website said it had sent the picture to Police Scotland.

A spokesman for Edinburgh’s Worst Drivers said: “This driver clearly has no consideration for the safety of their self or others.

“The carnage could have been catastrophic had the frame detached from the vehicle.”

It is by no means first instance of dangerous driving on Edinburgh City Bypass in recent months.

In April a driver was snapped reading a book at the wheel while speeding along the busy dual carriageway.

The motorist was pictured holding the book in their left hand while steering the red Citroen C4 Picasso with their right.

Later that month, a TNT lorry driver was pictured using his phone and smoking at the wheel on the road.