- 3 Nov 2006
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Nah, if they want fuel they can get qualified and drive a HGV.Commercial vehicles should be prioritised
Apart from a few exceptions ?? Every one else can go and do one
indeed, as I noted in another thread, there are 36 million cars on our roads, if the average tank now has 1 extra gallon in it to normal then thats 133,000 ton of fuel, or 6000 tanker loads - easy to see why there is a shortage.The average UK driver does 140 miles a week. The number of tankers we have is just enough to supply this amount of fuel. The average car probably has enough fuel to drive 400 miles. So overall cars have around 2.5 weeks of fuel capacity.
If before shortages people had half a tank on average but now they are worried that there isn't enough fuel the average is aiming to have three quarters, then that's around half a week of fuel deliveries, on top of normal supply, to catch up on.
That's going to take time, even if the tankers are boosting supply with readymix.
Yes, but why does a broadcaster with apparently the highest standards of reporting getting go many facts so wildly wrong, can any the story be believed, was there really 20 cars following the tanker or was their just 2 ?The fact that was being reported was that motorists followed the tanker thinking it was carrying fuel.
Maybe the BBC got a few things wrong but they did show the stupidity / greed / ignorance of those motorists.
The lorry driver could be a Wail reading gammon? So he may have been exaggerating.was there really 20 cars following the tanker or was their just 2 ?
You certainly couldn't be a Tory M.P. though. They have to do loads of reversing.providing there was no complicated reversing