How to Avoid Having Petrol Stolen From Your HGV

It is very rare for HGV drivers to be victims of crimes while they are out on the road, since they are moving around so much. However, on those few occasions when they are a target, frequently it is for petrol theft. Sometimes the fuel inside of an HGV is financial more valuable than the actual cargo that the HGV is transporting and it is usually easier to access it, especially since an HGV may be left unattended on a rest stop. Leaving the vehicle on a break or stopping overnight at an unsecured spot always carries a small risk of a fuel thief accessing the fuel tank of the HGV and siphoning off its fuel, which leaves the driver to deal with the problem.

Why Steal Petrol?

The simple answer is because it is quite valuable. “Although oil prices rise and fall over time, fuel prices have continued to stay high on a consistent basis. That means it can be very lucrative to sell fuel in bulk on the black market” commented a spokesperson for HGV Training Cost. Since specialist fuel is used by HGVs, siphoning fuel from one can bring a higher price for the thief. However, it is dangerous to siphon fuel, for both the vehicle driver as well as the thief. If the driver doesn’t notice right away that the theft has taken place, they could end up damaging their vehicle or it could cause an explosion and fire.

How Is Petrol Stolen?

The most common method for siphoning fuel is to take a long tube and feed it from the fuel tank cap to the fuel tank. Then the thief holds up the tube and sucks on the other end of it until the fuel begins to flow out. Next, they spit a mouthful … Read More ...

Driving without seatbelt fine is Rs. 1000! But it was only Rs. 100

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Every year, more than 5 lakh road accidents happen in our country. Out of this 5 lacks, more than 1.5 lakh people die. To counter these, government needs to take some steps to significantly reduce the increasing accidents in the country.

All the four wheeler drivers while driving their car on the roads on India are expected to put on their seat belt. Not only the drivers, but everyone else sitting in the car must also put their seat belt on. This is a traffic rule laid by law and must be followed.

The transport wing of the government set up not only the rule of putting on our seat belts, but also many other important traffic rules. These rules are listed as the Indian Road rules under the ‘Rules of the Road Regulation’ which was formulated in July 1989. The government is quite stringent on following these laws. But many of us in spite of knowing the rule, tend to overlook them and cause the traffic violation. But any violation of a traffic rule is considered as a serious offence in the eyes of law and the concerned authority or traffic police has full authority to inflict the suitable punishment as per law. The cops are authorized to levy the fine on the defaulters as per the Motor Vehicle Act. One of the important traffic rule which is mostly abused and not followed is driving with seat belt on.

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Not wearing a seat belt?: The consequences

Wearing a seatbelt is must for all the four wheeler drivers. Also, all the other people present in the car must put their seat belt on too. This traffic rule is mandatory in any case. If you do not follow this rule, the … Read More ...