Car filmed on west Auckland motorway dangerously overloaded with timber

A car in Auckland has been caught driving down the western motorway with an open boot overloaded with timber.

Footage shared to the Facebook group "You know you're in west Auckland when" on Thursday afternoon shows the man barrelling down SH16 with the wood sticking out of the back of his car.

Later images show the vehicle driving down Lincoln Rd.

Many commenters on the post pointed out the load lacked a white flag and endangered other road users.

"[He's] only missing white tail flag. It's all good," another said.

Under New Zealand law, if a load sticks out one meter over the back of the vehicle, a white or fluorescent red, orange or yellow flag must be affixed to the load.

"*555 his ass... he's putting a lot of people in danger," one person wrote, referring to the police number for reporting dangerous driving.

Police have confirmed they're looking into the incident.

Newshub.