New research from Green Flag shows that 4.6 million (13 per cent) motorists have been driving on empty in the last three months. Green Flag has termed these drivers ‘Vapour trailers,’ motorists that risk running out of fuel by regularly driving with the petrol warning light flashing. In the past 12 months, a staggering 1.4 million (4 per cent) motorists have run out of fuel whilst on the road.
Weather beaten: Green Flag predicts 25% decrease in call-outs as Brits stay indoors this Bank HolidayPress Release May 04, 2012 13:46 BST
Green Flag breakdown predicts significantly lower call-outs this May Day weekend compared to last year’s bank holiday. With the likelihood of bad weather and the continued pressure on household budgets as a result of rising fuel prices, we may see a bank holiday without the traditional levels of congestion and traffic jams.
Over 13 million (27%) people will be bumping up the milometer over Easter, reveals new research from Green Flag breakdown service. 10:30 am on Friday 6th April will be the peak time for “hot-cross-bums on car seats” as more people will be heading out at that time for their Easter break than at any other time over the long weekend.