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WATCH: Moment dangerous driver sent a bucket flying from the back of their van

Driver crosses solid white line <i>(Image: Devon and Cornwall Police)</i>
Driver crosses solid white line (Image: Devon and Cornwall Police)

This video shows the moment a dangerous driver sent a bucket flying from the back of their van - catapulted by some loose planks.

The scary moment is one of thousands of clips sent to to police - showing reckless driving in Devon and Cornwall.

They include dangerous overtakes, overloaded lorries and motorists speeding through red lights.

Falmouth Packet: A bucket is flipped off the back of a truck
Falmouth Packet: A bucket is flipped off the back of a truck

A bucket is flipped off the back of a truck (Image: Devon and Cornwall Police)

One clip shows a tyre coming loose from a tractor towing a trailer - and being dragged down the carriageway.

In another wooden planks send a bucket flying on the A38 dual carriageway.

A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police’s Head of Road Safety, said: “Both of these incidents could have been far worse and resulted in death or serious injury.''

Devon and Cornwall Police received 4,736 video submissions through Op Snap in 2022, up 151% on the previous year.

Police took action against 3,400 motorists – a 135% increase on 2021.