Car insurance holders running on empty

Sunday, 24 June 2012

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Foolhardy drivers are taking the risk of running out of petrol as they choose to ignore warning lights on their vehicles, rather than stopping at the nearest station to fill up, according to a new report.

Research from coupon website MyVoucherCodes.co.uk found that 71 per cent of motorists do not put more petrol in their tank until the empty indicator lights up on the dashboard.

Furthermore, two-thirds (61 per cent) said that they continue driving while the light is on in an attempt to put off filling up their car as long as possible.
However, this risky behaviour could leave drivers stranded in the middle of the road with their car having run out of fuel, which could lead to an accident and a potential car insurance claim.

MyVoucherCodes.co.uk revealed that only a fifth (19 per cent) of the 1,449 motorists questioned in the survey said that they judge whether or not to fill up once the light has come on depending on how long their journey is.

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