The Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) is turning up the pressure on the menace of diesel spills.
MAG want all garages to accept its warning stickers which are designed to remind drivers to replace fuel caps properly.
A recent TV news item illustrated how easy it is for drivers to forget to
replace fuel caps as there is no legislation requiring caps to be secured
with chains or designed so that ignition keys cannot be withdrawn from them
unless they are properly secured.
MAG's Director of Public Affairs, Trevor Baird says, "Despite extensive
campaigning on the danger of diesel spills for motorcyclists, the situation
doesn't seem to have been resolved. How hard is for diesel tanks to be
designed so that diesel cannot spill out of tanks or caps designed to
prevent the problem, it's not rocket science."
MAG has produced thousands of Diesel Spill stickers which have been placed
on pumps and trucks throughout the UK to remind drivers of the dangers of
diesel spills, but the group is still meeting resistance from forecourt
staff, supermarket chains and oil companies to the use of the stickers.
MAG also point out that Diesel Spills on the highway are not being mopped up correctly, road authorities are continuing to use of sand and stone chippings which create a further hazard instead of more appropriate
materials and tactics.
After the General Election MAG will be calling on newly elected MPs to
champion this issue for motorcyclists in parliament.