Police report driver for running out of fuel on the M61

A van driver has been reported for running out of fuel on a motorway in Lancashire. Police were called to the scene after receiving a call about a van that had run out of fuel on the M61. Lancashire Police Tactical Operations said officers subsequently reported the motorist for driving without due care and attention – an offence that can carry a punishment of between three and nine penalty points and even lead to the loss of your licence.

READ MORE: Pedestrian killed in M61 crash after being struck by Mercedes Police said that drivers are provided with ample warning to re-fuel and said there was no excuse for risking it on a low tank. “HO43 was flagged down by occupants of a van on the M61 who stated they had run out of fuel,” the police tweeted at 10:01 pm on Thursday (November 18).

“Fuel tanks give plenty of warning to refuel – don’t take the chance!” The force added that the driver was reported “for driving without due care and attention and the vehicle recovered to the nearest fuel station”. The offence of driving without due care and attention is committed when a motorist’s driving “falls below the standard expected of a competent and careful driver”, according to the CPS.

Typical offences punished under this law include overtaking on the inside, driving inappropriately close to another vehicle and inadvertently driving through a red light.

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