A LORRY driver was reported for having an insecure load as police look to crack down on antisocial driving.

His vehicle was also found not to have a valid MOT test certificate when it was stopped on the A27 in Shoreham yesterday.

Sussex Roads Police reported the driver for both offences, and shared an image of the offending vehicle on social media.

It had a large number of planks of wood arranged haphazardly in the back (pictured above).

This was not the only action taken in a busy day for the force.

Yesterday, officers also seized a vehicle stopped on the A27 in Poling after it was found to have been untaxed since May.

Another driver carrying two large and loose ladders around in the back of his lorry on the A27 was reported for having an insecure load, and a further two cars were seized in Pulborough - one as it was being driven by a disqualified driver and the other because it was uninsured.

"We also issued a number of traffic offence reports for excess speed and other offences," a Sussex Roads Police spokesman said.

The action came on the day that Sussex Police launched its "Christmas crackdown" on drink and drug-drivers.

A force spokesman said: "Drink and drug-driving destroys lives. It is one of the most common causes of collisions which result in death or serious injury.

"While the vast majority of people are safe and competent motorists, there is a small minority who still seem prepared to take the risk.

"Since the beginning of 2018, more than 6,000 motorists have been arrested on suspicion of drink or drug-driving in Sussex, and more than 2,600 in Surrey.

"From December 1 to January 1, Surrey Police and Sussex Police will have resources dedicated to preventing and detecting incidents of drink and drug-driving.

"This is in addition to the routine roads policing work carried out 365 days a year."