Motorists warned they could be fined if they run out of petrol or diesel while driving

Brits must be careful not to run out of petrol or diesel when driving because they risk being hit with a fine and points towards their driving licence

Motorists face a hefty fine (archive image)
Motorists face a hefty fine (archive image)

Motorists have been warned they could face a hefty fine if they run out of fuel while driving.

Causing an obstruction with a car without fuel is a misdemeanor under the penalty for careless and reckless driving.

If drivers stop in the street, they could see them being slapped with a £100 fine and three points on their driving licence.

If a driver stops, parks, or is generally out of the way when they run out of fuel, they will not face a fine.

However, if the lack of fuel leads to an accident or a much more serious incident, motorists could face harsher penalties.

When the Brits run out of fuel but dodge the road and don’t prove an obstacle, they avoid a fine


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You could be charged with negligent driving and face unlimited fines, but typically no more than £5,000 and up to nine penalty points.

In addition, there could be other costs in the form of hefty severance pay following out-of-fuel incidents.

This is because most auto insurance policies are reportedly unlikely to cover accidents caused by running out of fuel.

Neil Greig, director of policy and research at IAM RoadSmart, said To express : “We have little sympathy for drivers who run out of fuel on the Autobahn.

“There is no excuse for driving onto a freeway when you are low on fuel or when you know something is wrong with your car.”

England isn’t the only place where running out of fuel is illegal. Motorists could also be fined on Germany’s famous autobahn system.

Motorists who accidentally run out of petrol or diesel risk damage to their car, as well as a fine and points on their driver’s license.

It could leave motorists with huge repair bills as the fuel pump could suck dirt from the bottom of the tank and clog, meaning it would need to be replaced.

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