Gundagai Highway patrol stops overweight trailer without brakes on Hume Highway

Police have issued a warning about safe towing after an incident near Gundagai on Saturday afternoon.

Just after 2pm Gundagai Highway Patrol pulled over a Ford Falcon towing a poorly-secured Holden ute.

According to police, the trailer was close to half a tonne heavier than allowed, with the rear tyres of the Falcon rubbing inside the guards. The ute was secured with a few “ratchet straps” and the trailer’s brakes weren’t connected.

The driver was given a $1208 fine and nine demerit points.