Bik­ers raise spill dan­gers

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

A PRES­SURE group for mo­tor­cy­clists is rais­ing aware­ness about the dan­gers of diesel spillages on the road.

Peter­bor­ough Mo­tor­cy­cle Ac­tion Group (MAG) is urg­ing mo­torists to make sure fuel caps are fully se­cured to stop leaks tak­ing place.

Dave Ham­mond, Peter­bor­ough MAG rep­re­sen­ta­tive, said: “In the wet, diesel floats on water and pro­duces a sur­face with the same level of grip as an ice rink - none.

“I am 51 now and have been driv­ing since I was 13. I had a fall on a spill seven years ago, it can hap­pen to any­one. A lorry was com­ing the other way and I was lucky that it missed me, it could have killed me. So please, think when you top up your fuel - diesel can kill.”

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