Doh! Motorists try to drive on empty tank on motorway
Experienced motorists wanting to use the motorway in the UK for long journeys are 'forgetting to top up their fuel tanks' and ending up being stranded on the hard shoulder, which is hazardous to other drivers (and embarrassing to them).
Drivers in the South East are even worse than other parts of the country.
On average at least a driver a day breaks down on the M20 because they have forgotten to fill up with fuel, according to the Highways Agency.
It said 455 motorists were left stranded between 1 July 2008 and 30 June 2009 because of an empty tank.
The agency said drivers in the South East were the third most forgetful in the country after the North West and eastern England.
It is so bad that the station near me has to put a big sign saying 'Last stop before the Motorway'.
There is no information on whether they have been fined.