Driver hurtles at 70mph along dual-carriageway with 13ft roll of rug tied to car ROOF

Carpet NOT right! Moment ‘mental’ driver hurtles at 70mph along dual-carriageway with 13ft roll of rug tied to car ROOF

  • Darren Clee recorded the footage on the A590 near Greenodd, Cumbria 
  • Carpet appears flimsily attached to the black Nissan Juke with a piece of rope
  • The car begins to accelerate on the dual carriageway as the carpet bounces 

A driver was caught on camera travelling at 70mph on a dual carriageway with a 13-foot length of carpet hanging off the roof. 

The footage was recorded by Darren Clee, who was driving behind the vehicle, on the A590 near Greenodd, Cumbria.  

In the video, the roll of carpet appears to be flimsily attached to the black Nissan Juke with a piece of rope.

It appears to be sticking out slightly into the next lane as the car approaches the roundabout.

The car begins to accelerate when it reaches the dual carriageway on the other side and the carpet rocks up and down, which is where the video ends. 

The clip, that was filmed yesterday, is accompanied by Darren’s disbelieving commentary. 

Darren Clee recorded the footage on the A590 near Greenodd, Cumbria. In the video, the roll of carpet appears to be flimsily attached to the black Nissan Juke with a piece of rope

He can be heard saying: ‘Look at that! That’s f***ing mental! 

‘How mental is that? I hope the police pull them.

‘I’d put the f***** in the back of my van for them!’ 

Darren, from Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, uploaded the footage online a short time later with the caption: ‘How stupid. What the f*** is this guy thinking?’ 

The car begins to accelerate when it reaches the dual carriageway and the carpet rocks up and down, which is where the video ends

The car begins to accelerate when it reaches the dual carriageway and the carpet rocks up and down, which is where the video ends 

He said that he had flashed the driver to get him to pull over so that they could offer to help but instead the car sped off.

Social media users were quick to comment on the video.

One user wrote: ‘Looks like a new sport – car carpet jousting.’ 

Another added: ‘Wow I never believed in flying carpets till now.’ 

Cumbria Police said they could not find any record of the incident in their logs.