A three-door Nissan Micra was stopped by police when officers noticed a large ladder sticking out of its boot while driving along the A47 near Thorney Toll, Cambridgeshire.
Pictures show the ladder touching the front windscreen, and the passenger seat’s headrest nestled between two rungs, while the rest of the ladder hangs out of the open boot.
Officers who pulled over the motorist said: “Don’t think this was a good idea.”
Fenland Police received a number of responses when it posted images of the vehicle on Twitter.
One user said they were “glad the police have, ahem, taken steps…” to combat the problem, while another suggested the driver was taking “stupidity to new heights”.
A Cambridgeshire Police spokesman said a male driver was reported for a traffic offence and given words of advice at the roadside on Monday.
He said: “If an item extends more than two metres rearward from a vehicle it needs to have a marking to show that projection.
“This vehicle did not have any markings.
“The driver was issued with a traffic offence report.”