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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 20th October 2017, 11:05 Thread Starter
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I see there's a woman driver who's been fined for running out of fuel on the M1. She was driving a Volvo XC90 with two hysterical children in it and I'd imagine that car has plenty of warning lights or whatever to alert her but it seems she had just driven past a service station anyway. It's this type of driver who makes us all suffer the endless lights, chimes and bongs to remind us that we're sitting in a car, that we've turned on the ignition, that we've to fasten our seat belts, that we need to top up windscreen washer fluid, that we've turned on the headlights and TPMS systems to tell us there's air in the tyres.

Maybe driveless cars aren't such a bad idea after all.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 20th October 2017, 11:09
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There is no excuse, maybe she should have got 3 points as well for driving without due care and attention.

My wife says that I never listen or something like that !
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 20th October 2017, 11:22
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Maybe she was like most wives and always leaves filling the car up to the husband.

I bet he got the blame for her running out.

She maybe doesnt know how to fill it up lol
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 20th October 2017, 13:31
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It seems many women don't now where the filler cap is .there is no excuse for running out of fuel
There are plenty of services on m1 .problely did not want to pay motorway prices .so fill up be fore you get on motorway.
Hope she gets told of by husband

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It'll be her husband that gets the telling off, somehow it'll be his fault. it's always been the same



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Talking about a man's responsibilities this is a heavy month for me. I've already changed the house insurance to a new company (LV) because they were about £60 cheaper for the same cover than Saga. I've got my car insurance to renew, still arguing but at least it'll be under £300. Now my road tax is due £220 or £115.50 a month direct debit, still pondering on that.

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 21st October 2017, 15:49
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Didn't know it was illegal to run out of fuel, when did that come into Force?

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Didn't know it was illegal to run out of fuel, when did that come into Force?
It was news to me as well but apparently it was interpreted as driving without due care and attention especially since it created a hazard on the motorway Debyshire police tweeted "M1. 5.30am runs out of fuel with family in vehicle. Two
near misses in the live lane & kids hysterical with fear. Unacceptable.
#Ticket". Apparently the driver can be fined and get points on his/her licence.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz4w2HhdyII

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 21st October 2017, 18:53
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The Birmingham Mail reported that she had just left a motorway service area at 5.30 a.m. and left the car (with the children in it) in the first lane of the three lane motorway. There was no dedicated hard shoulder - although there was a margin at the side - but a photo showed the vehicle apparently with its lights extinguished and in the dark. I guess the police had their reasons for taking action because they can often be considerate and helpful in situations such as this. Mother, children, 05.30? There is probably more to the story behind the scenes.

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