Peel regional police tweeted out a photo of vehicle jam-packed with beams of woods protruding precariously out of the passenger-side windows.
Police said they stopped the vehicle at Mavis Road and Matheson Boulevard in Mississauga and fined the driver $160 for insecure load.
The tweet has garnered hundreds of comments, with some saying the fine for packing all that wood wasn’t stiff enough.
“Honestly disappointing that the fine is so small,” tweeted Erik Boesveld. “Commercial vehicle operators get fined so much more for much smaller violations. Should increase penalties for all to help reduce these types of incidents.”
“This is the problem,” added Jennifer Hutton. “$160 is not a deterrent for a lot of people. This should have been $1,000.”
Surgit Singh Flora tweeted that the driver would have saved money had he/she merely rented an appropriate vehicle.
“$29.99 to rent the van with gas insurance $50, to save the $50 got $160 ticket…” he tweeted.