The law on driving while low on fuel and why…

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The law on driving while low on fuel and why…

The law on driving while low on fuel and why it could land you a £5,000 fine
2021-09-25 19:16:00
Many motorists are worried right now of running low on fuel. While fuel supplies are not an issue, getting them to the pumps is as there are not enough HGV drivers to transport it. That has led to panic buying with scenes across East Yorkshire of people queuing up with many forecourts having to close due to running out. For the latest traffic and travel news click here. Following the scenes of the last 24 hours, the Government is considering temporary measures to tackle the shortage of HGV drivers. However, No. 10 insisted on Friday night that any measures introduced would be “very strictly time-limited” amid reports that Boris Johnson had allowed ministers to relax UK immigration rules to allow more foreign drivers into the country. But this latest fiasco means a number of people may be taking a risk in making a journey low on petrol or diesel. Not only will it be an embarrassing inconvenience of you do run out, it could be dangerous if it happens on a motorway or a busy thoroughfare and that could land you in trouble with the law, Essex Live reports. Petrol queues at Tesco If your fuel light comes on, in most vehicles that means you have 10 to 15 per cent of your tank left, according to the RAC. If it starts flashing, then you have even lower and are in danger of getting stranded. Running out of fuel isn’t illegal in itself, but any careless or dangerous driving that results from it could see you punished by law. If you're forced to stop in the road and cause an obstruction, you could receive a penalty of £100 and three points on your driving licence. In a worse scenario, if

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