The Civil Guard is investigating a driver who was transporting a wild boar on the roof of his Peugeot 205, a very dangerous behavior that implies a significant fine.
Thanks to social networks, we can see scenes as surreal as the one recorded by a user who was driving behind a Peugeot 205 with a wild boar on the roof. An imprudence that, logically, will cost the hunter a fine.
The Civil Guard is already investigating the case, since driving with an animal of these dimensions and more than 100 kg tied to the roof of a vehicle constitutes serious imprudence, although there is no jurisprudence in this regard in the Spanish legal system.
As it is a dead animal, the existing regulations for the transport of live animals cannot be applied, but the regulations for the transport of large objects in a car can be applied. Now, this driver is facing a significant fine.
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Fine for carrying a wild boar on the roof of his Peugeot 205
The legislation on the transport of large objects establishes that passenger cars are not intended for the transport of bulky objects and, in case of doing so, it is necessary to proceed in the correct way and using the corresponding signage.
That is, the object cannot exceed the width of the vehicle marked by the mirrors and can exceed the rear by 10% of the length of the car or 15% if it is an invisible object.
In addition, it must include the V-20 sign to identify the load, which must be placed at the rear end and perpendicular to the axis of the vehicle. Finally, the load must be perfectly tied and protected to avoid a possible detachment.
very dangerous behavior
The fine for violating this rule ranges between 200 and 500 euros, plus the withdrawal of four points from the card. However, the amount could be much higher, since the regulations for reckless driving could also be applied to the driver and, in this case, the penalty is 600 euros and the loss of six points from the license.
Sanctions aside, the DGT emphasizes the danger that behaviors like this entail. Transporting an animal of these dimensions and weight can cause the roof to collapse or even cause the car to overturn easily in a curve.