THIS car was stopped in Southampton earlier today.

The driver has been issued a traffic offence report - a ticket - and will receive a fixed penalty notice.

Officers were concerned about the safety of the rope, which they compared to a string.

They pulled the vehicle over in Rownhams Road, Maybush.

A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary posted to Twitter: "This vehicle was stopped in Southampton earlier today - safe to say the string or rope wasn't going to hold the sofas in place.

"Driver issued with a TOR."