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Up to no good: Driver makes a rung move with ladder sticking out of car

Height of stupidity: The 10-metre ladder was sticking out of a Nissan Micra

THIS driver had a ‘ladder nerve’ driving down a busy carriageway with what appears to be a 10-metre ladder sticking out of its boot.

The shocking image shows a three-door Nissan Micra transporting the equipment with the ladder crammed into the small car.

The car, which was stopped by Fenland Police, in Cambridgeshire, had the ladder touching the front windscreen and the passenger seat’s headrest and was nestled between two rungs.

A Cambridgeshire Police spokesman said a male driver was reported for a traffic offence and given words of advice at the roadside at about 3.30pm on Monday.

Police later tweeted pictures of the car, writing: ‘Don’t think this was a good idea.’

Danger: The ladder was pressed up against the car’s windscreen PICTURES: SWNS

Bemused social media users took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the drivers driving style after he was pictured on the A47 near Thorney Toll.

Janathon Dobbs wrote: ‘Driver has a ladder nerve driving that car — he’s no ladder day saint.’

Jeremy Navrady wrote: ‘He’s taken stupidity to new heights.’

Peggy Star also added: ‘And why what could possible go wrong. (sic) how can a driver be so dumb #CRUSHIT #resit their test.’

And one Twitter user said they were ‘glad the police have, ahem, taken steps…’ to combat the problem.

A police spokesman said: ‘If an item extends more than two metres rearward from a vehicle it needs to have a marking to show that projection.

‘This vehicle did not have any markings.

‘The driver was issued with a TOR [traffic offence report].’