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Driver Uses First Aid on Their Car

Driver Uses First Aid on Their Car

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It’s always worthwhile going on a first aid course; it could help you save someone’s life, but it’s definitely not a good idea to use those skills to patch up your car!

Driver bundles his bonnet up in bandages

Leicestershire Road Policing Unit, pulled over a car held together with bandages and has shared images of the car with its bonnet held together with bandages

A motorist was pulled over on the M1 after police spotted them driving a car held together with bandages.

Car bonnet held together with bandages

Leicestershire Road Policing Unit posted a tweet showing images of the car patched up using the dressing normally tied around injuries. There seemed to be no attempt to hide that the fact that the bonnet was held together with bandages, while the tweet also suggested that bandages had been used to keep a headlight in place.

Worse still, there was a battery booster under the bonnet – something normally only used when jump-starting a vehicle.

The unidentified car was pulled over while travelling southbound on the M1 near Junction 23. Officers issued the driver with a vehicle prohibition, with the car, unsurprisingly, deemed unroadworthy.

It’s not clear how long the bandages had been in place, however, a cracked windscreen would suggest they’d been used after the bonnet lifted up and hit the glass.

The tweet said: “This car was stopped the other night. The bonnet is held down by bandages, as is one of the head light [sic]! The windscreeen [sic] is cracked from the bonnet flipping up and to top it all they had a battery booster under the bonnet while driving down the motorway!! Prohibited!!”

Madness!