Sunday, January 27, 2008

Stinger device stops driveaway fuel thieves in their tracks

A service station in Essex has fitted traffic lights and a stinger device to deter people driving away without paying after filling up with fuel. The Total services on the B1007 between Galleywood and Stock near Chelmsford is one of the first filling stations in the county to use the device.
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The Drivestop device can be activated by staff at the exit and entrance to puncture the tyres of any suspect car. Warning signs and traffic lights alert motorists to the device. The Total garage said most drivers welcome the arrangement but a few have pointed out that it would be embarrassing if they were to "sting" an innocent motorist so they are taking great care.

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