Overloaded trucks on local roads raising safety concerns

Massachusetts

State Police are again reminding you to safely secure loads on truck beds and car roofs.

On Monday, State Police posted a photo of an overloaded truck on the highway. The truck on I-291 in Springfield was overloaded with metal items.

They also posted a photo of a car carrying several kayaks and a canoe strapped to the roof. That car was leaving Cape Cod.

Both drivers were cited for driving with unsafe loads.

State Police are asking you, when loading your car or truck, to not just think of your safety, but the safety of others who may be driving behind you.

“Nothing’s happened to me yet, but a friend just had his windshield cracked by the same incident like that,” said Eugene Grazia of Agawam. “Something fell off, bounced. Hit his windshield.”

Drivers face fines ranging from $50 to $200 for failing to secure loads to their cars.

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