The Highways Agency is reminding drivers to secure their luggage and top-boxes to avoid items falling into the road.
Between 1 July 2008 and 30 June 2009 the Highways Agency recorded 7,370 reports of debris on motorways. Many of the items found during the summer months came from unsecured luggage and top-boxes, and included surfboards, bicycles, a hot tub, greenhouse and even a kitchen sink.
Derek Turner, network operations director at the Highways Agency, said: “These incidents lead to danger and delays for other road users.”
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