UK motorists get free fuel thanks to our rubbish pumps
The AA have been doing some tests and, it turns out that UK drivers have been getting a load of free fuel because our petrol pumps don't work properly. The test arose after drivers complained that they weren't getting value for money at petrol stations.
Instead of finding that motorists hadn't been getting what they'd paid for, the AA actually found that drivers were getting 4.4 per cent more fuel on average than they were paying for. The AA said Trading Standards officers had found that, in some cases, the pumps were giving out 6p a litre extra in fuel for free.
Now that's out in the open, it invariably won't last. So thanks complaining idiots.
AA president Edmund King said: "Some drivers have been benefiting from a lucky dip at the pumps, getting more fuel than they pay for. Inevitably, some motorists are watching their gauges like hawks and complaining to Trading Standards."
Of course, it is a good thing that drivers have been getting some fuel for free because it is furiously overpriced in the UK. Prices reached a record high in 2012 and, coupled with everyone being broke, the government decided to buckle under public pressure and postpone a planned 3p a litre increase.