Singapore Expats Forum

Don't run out of petrol - it's a traffic offense

Discuss anything relating to automotive here, from car leasing to buying a vehicle.

Sponsored by:
Image
AVIS Car Rental
PNGMK
Director
Director
Posts: 4856
Joined: Thu, 21 Mar 2013

Don't run out of petrol - it's a traffic offense

Postby PNGMK » Fri, 05 May 2017 9:13 am

I am not sure if this only applies to expressways but when I ran out this morning the kind EMAS Tow Truck officer warned me to not run out (i.e. don't admit to it) as it is an offense apparently.

Fortunately he happened to drive past a petrol station on the way to the nearest car park (which is where EMAS tow disabled cars).
I have gay, black, Asian friends and then JR8.

bgd
Editor
Editor
Posts: 1180
Joined: Wed, 25 Jul 2007

Re: Don't run out of petrol - it's a traffic offense

Postby bgd » Fri, 05 May 2017 9:57 am

I would imagine expressways, not supposed to stop and no petrol is self inflicted.

How did you manage to run out of petrol? I never trust the gauge, just use the trip meter and after trial and error know when I'm getting too close.

User avatar
x9200
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 9166
Joined: Mon, 07 Sep 2009
Location: Singapore

Re: Don't run out of petrol - it's a traffic offense

Postby x9200 » Fri, 05 May 2017 10:03 am

PNGMK wrote:I am not sure if this only applies to expressways but when I ran out this morning the kind EMAS Tow Truck officer warned me to not run out (i.e. don't admit to it) as it is an offense apparently.

Fortunately he happened to drive past a petrol station on the way to the nearest car park (which is where EMAS tow disabled cars).

I saw some other day, one of the JB swarming family member, stuck in between on PIA in rather heavy traffic with his tiny hondish motorcycle. I wander what happened to him afterwards.

PNGMK
Director
Director
Posts: 4856
Joined: Thu, 21 Mar 2013

Re: Don't run out of petrol - it's a traffic offense

Postby PNGMK » Fri, 05 May 2017 10:22 am

bgd wrote:I would imagine expressways, not supposed to stop and no petrol is self inflicted.

How did you manage to run out of petrol? I never trust the gauge, just use the trip meter and after trial and error know when I'm getting too close.


Letting me wife rush me and ignoring the warning light for too long. At least now I know the exact useable capacity of my tank (55.4 L - not 60L as per manual - I assume the fuel pump pick cannot get all the fuel).
I have gay, black, Asian friends and then JR8.

PNGMK
Director
Director
Posts: 4856
Joined: Thu, 21 Mar 2013

Re: Don't run out of petrol - it's a traffic offense

Postby PNGMK » Fri, 05 May 2017 10:23 am

x9200 wrote:
PNGMK wrote:I am not sure if this only applies to expressways but when I ran out this morning the kind EMAS Tow Truck officer warned me to not run out (i.e. don't admit to it) as it is an offense apparently.

Fortunately he happened to drive past a petrol station on the way to the nearest car park (which is where EMAS tow disabled cars).

I saw some other day, one of the JB swarming family member, stuck in between on PIA in rather heavy traffic with his tiny hondish motorcycle. I wander what happened to him afterwards.


EMAS pick up bikes too if they are not moved on quickly. I've seen tow trucks with them on the back.
I have gay, black, Asian friends and then JR8.

User avatar
x9200
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 9166
Joined: Mon, 07 Sep 2009
Location: Singapore

Re: Don't run out of petrol - it's a traffic offense

Postby x9200 » Fri, 05 May 2017 10:35 am

How do they do it? I mean, not a motorcycle but securing the area of the vehicle pick-up. I'd rather expect the police to come over (along) and manage the situation. 5 lanes, all moving 50-80km/h, all packed and a vehicle stuck on line 1.

User avatar
ecureilx
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 9290
Joined: Fri, 20 Aug 2010

Re: Don't run out of petrol - it's a traffic offense

Postby ecureilx » Fri, 05 May 2017 1:56 pm

x9200 wrote:How do they do it? I mean, not a motorcycle but securing the area of the vehicle pick-up. I'd rather expect the police to come over (along) and manage the situation. 5 lanes, all moving 50-80km/h, all packed and a vehicle stuck on line 1.


And is it an offense to change the punctured tyre on the Expressway, I mean, the car was on the shoulder, and the tyre that had a flat was on the shoulder side - not the traffic side (left front wheel)


  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “Cars & Motorcycles”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest