May 17, 2012 18:39 BST 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.
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.
Apr 04, 2012 10:22 BST 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.
Mar 08, 2012 08:43 GMT To coincide with planned demonstrations calling for Chancellor George Osborne to reduce petrol prices by 5p per litre, Green Flag has calculated the estimated saving for British households if this discount were to be implemented.
Feb 03, 2012 15:11 GMT Snow is forecast to affect Central England, Wales and Scotland Temperatures to plummet to -4 in places 53 per cent increase in breakdown callouts for non-starts and flat batteries Drivers warned to take extra care with ice on the roads
Jan 03, 2012 13:34 GMT The back to work blues could become the breakdown blues for those who find their car won't start after the Christmas break. New research reveals that January 3rd – the first day of work for many people this year – is likely to be a notoriously busy day for car breakdowns.