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    Bank holiday bloopers: Forgot to pay at a petrol station?


    It’s a bank holiday, you are about to go out somewhere nice in the car for the day but you realise you are running low on fuel. You are also running late so you dash to the petrol station, narrowly avoiding a car collision, you fill up and drive away. You get to the end of the road when you realise, you haven’t paid for the petrol.

    Why you should not rush back to the station in order to avoid causing a road traffic accident?

    The most important thing is to stay calm and do not stress out. The more stressed you are the more likely it is you will be involved in a car crash. Calmly turn around at the safest place you can and make your way back to the petrol garage at a normal speed so you do not have a car collision with a car in front.

    What if I am too far away from the petrol station?

    If you have only realised about not paying when you have gone a large distance away from the station, once again stay calm. Pull over and park somewhere that you aren’t going to cause a road traffic accident and call the garage to explain what has happened. They may be able to take payment over the phone or advise when you can come back to pay then. This will not only clear your conscience meaning you can have a calmer trip with no car accidents but will also mean the garage will less likely to try and prosecute or get the police involved as they will know it was a genuine mistake and not a theft.

    Unfortunately car accidents do still happen, and bank holidays can be a prime time for this as there are lots of cars on the roads. If you have been involved in a road traffic accident in the last 3 years that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim.

    Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm dedicated to helping their clients win the compensation they deserve on a no win no fee** basis. With years of experience they make the process as easy and stress free as possible. In fact, most clients are able to settle their car crash claim without having to set foot in court.

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    Date Published: July 8, 2014

    Author: Accident Advice

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.