The misfuelling prevention device

There’s a hole in the road, dear council …

Remember the song “There’s a Hole in My Bucket”?  Henry’s bucket has a hole, he tells Liza who suggests he fixes it. After several verses it goes back to the beginning and starts all over again.  Motorists may have their own version of the song, “There’s a Hole in the Road”.

A survey by a breakdown cover organisation revealed that there are over 2 million potholes in the roads of Britain and, of the 434 councils questioned, motorists received £4.8million in compensation from over 140 local authorities.  54,436 claims were made, ranging from punctured tyres and dented wheels to pothole impact damaging vehicles’ suspension systems. The average bill to repair a pothole is £50, while the average bill for vehicle repairs is £132.   One motoring organisation said that effective repairs to potholes were required rather than the Councils’ prevailing philosophy of  “patch and quick fix”.

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Diesel Head Misfuelling Prevention Device

Potholes are not the only common cause of costs to motorists.  Misfuelling – the act of pumping petrol in diesel vehicles’ tanks – is a regular error, often arising from the motorist being distracted or in a hurry and so selecting the wrong fuel line.  We have come across claims ranging from 150,000 to 300,000 incidents of motorists putting petrol in diesel cars and vans but diesel drivers could fit a misfuel prevention device to tackle the issue.