In 1971 J. Standard Baker Quoted " Drivers Towing Trailers  Are Four (4) Times As Unsafe As Those In Cars Alone! 

Abbotsford Gang Task Force Const. Harv Mangat snapped several photos of the offending load, which netted the driver a whopping $2,071 in tickets.

According to Mangat, the boat was balanced on pallets and had straps held together with duct tape.

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The trailer itself had no brakes and a homemade third axle.

“How not to tow your boat this summer,” Mangat tweeted.

“Pallets are not a good way to balance a boat on a trailer held together with duct tape,” he added.

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The vehicle and trailer were towed.

It’s the second week in a row Const. Mangat has busted an Abbotsford driver with a shockingly dangerous load.


Last weekend, Mangat pulled over a four-door sedan that was heavily overloaded with logs, branches and yard trimmings.

The entire bundle was held down with a garden hose, and the vehicle was not roadworthy.

In that instance, the apologetic driver got off without a ticket, but had to pay for a tow and to repair his vehicle to be street legal.

It was anything but smooth sailing this weekend for one would-be Abbotsford boat captain.

Abbotsford police pulled an SUV over on Sunday towing a sailboat on a trailer that could be described as rickety at best.

In The United States No enforcement of any kind. 

No police force

No Safety Checks

Henrico County Virginia Has decided to not address unsafe trailers

I have the photo evidence to prove it

Brakeless boat trailer made of pallets, duct tape nets B.C. driver $2K in fines