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A disaster waiting to happen - Driver stopped after pulling van with no brakes

PUBLISHED: 20:20 14 August 2017 | UPDATED: 20:28 14 August 2017

The van that was stopped. Picture: Norfolk and Suffolk Road Policing

The van that was stopped. Picture: Norfolk and Suffolk Road Policing

Norfolk and Suffolk Road Policing

A van driver’s day went from bad to worse after being stopped for dangerously pulling a broken down van.

The van driver was pulling another van that had no foot brake and was being towed with a short piece of rope.

They also had no insurance or driving license.

Norfolk and Suffolk Road policing tweeted about the incident at 7.31pm which happened on Southtown Road in Great Yarmouth.

On Twitter they said: “Front van towing other on short bit of rope. Front van driver no licence or insurance. Towed van no foot brake or PAS #TOR #RCRT #845.”

Al Jackson replied on Twitter saying: “That seems to = disaster waiting to happen!! Good work!”

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