Massachusetts police stop car with massive Christmas tree on top

Fox News – by Gary Gastelu

We’re not sure if this car went over a river, but it looks like it took the woods with it.

Police in Sudbury, Mass., posted an image to Facebook of a car they stopped on the day after Thanksgiving with an enormous Christmas tree on its roof that appears to be poorly secured.

The unwrapped evergreen dwarfs the Mazda5 minivan it’s strapped to, hanging over the sides and the rear, blocking the windows and obscuring the license plate.  

treePolice haven’t said if the unidentified driver was cited for any offenses, but took the opportunity to remind people to “transport your Holiday trees responsibly.”

According to AAA, each year about 20 million people don’t follow this advice and improperly secure trees to their cars, posing a danger to themselves and others. Here are a few tips from the organization to do so:

-Use a vehicle with a roof rack, pickup, or a van or SUV that the tree will fit completely inside of.

-Tie it down with quality rope or ratchet straps, not the twine the tree lot provides.

-Have the tree wrapped in netting before you put it on your vehicle.

-Make sure the trunk of the tree is facing forward.

-Tug on it to make sure its secure it before you take off.

-Drive as slowly as possible.

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5 Responses to Massachusetts police stop car with massive Christmas tree on top

  1. Peter says:

    Just as long as it’s positioned normally for decorations when it reaches its destination please,. To even think an upside-down tree this year is the new thing trending is absurd. Like the Emperor with New Clothes a 5 year old knows an upside down tree is stupid….They’re selling for a grand $ a piece.

  2. Mary in ND says:

    Clark Griswold

  3. DL. says:

    Just another reason to move to my neck of the woods–we even have good “Christmas tree” sized pines on our property (which we do not use for Christmas trees, however)…but getting to them is another story…

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