With millions of drivers expected to hit the road next Easter weekend, AA research shows that around a quarter (24%) of them have potentially endangered their lives unnecessarily by stopping on the hard shoulder in a non-emergency.
The loss of the hard shoulder means that more than half (56%) of motorists would carry on driving with a flat tyre until they reached an emergency refuge area or the next motorway exit, according to the AA.
Average UK petrol prices have fallen by the equivalent of £2.37 a tank in the past month, but forecourts have been the sole targets of criticism for not reflecting the recent oil price slump. This month’s AA Fuel Price Report shows that they share only part of the blame.
The Environment Agency and AA are urging drivers to be 'flood aware', as a survey shows that despite the wettest winter on record, more than two thirds of men and half of women would still risk driving through flood water.