Is it legal to strap something to roof?
Roof-racks and boxes are a great way of carrying large or awkward items but you’ll need to stay within the maximum permitted roof load. Anything carried on the roof must be attached securely: The Highway Code simply says: “you must secure your load and it must not stick out dangerously”
Should you strap a roof box?
You’ll find that most roof boxes are fitted with elasticated internal straps to help you secure its contents, so make sure these are used, and you take the time to ensure that they fit snugly over the box’s contents.
What can be carried on roof racks?
Once the roof rack is mounted on your car, you can use it for a wide range of cargo depending on your needs: roof boxes, bike racks, racks for kayaks, surfboards and SUP boards, and winter sport racks.
What can you carry on roof racks?
Surfboards, stand up paddle boards, and snowboards can easily and conveniently be carried on the roof of your vehicle, leaving more room on board for passengers and luggage. Loading a heavy kayak or canoe on to the roof of a vehicle can be tough, especially for one person.