Cars to Police Officers: “This Is A Diesel Vehicle!!!”

Police officers are trained and paid to protect us but it may seem like some of them might need a couple of new courses on how to fuel the cars with the proper type of fuel. It is said that police officers are not the sharpest tools in the shed and unfortunately, today's report is not supposed to contradict this saying. According to The Telegraph, Essex police officers caused damages of 42,000 pounds (approximately 67,000 euros!) after fueling their patrol cars with the wrong type of fuel...

The Essex police had to repair the cars for no less than 222 times in the last five years, according to the aforementioned source, which obviously attracted a couple of paranoiac measures meant to prevent the damages.

First of all, the cars are now equipped with voice reminders activated once the driver opens the fuel cap, telling the officer the type of fuel he must use. “This is a diesel vehicle!” the voice reminder tells the policeman in case the car is powered by a diesel engine.

Not surprisingly, the police representatives tried to defend the officers, mentioning that such problems could occur to any other organization, especially when using multiple cars during a single week.

"Essex Police, like many other organizations, have previously suffered from wrong fuels being put into tanks. Part of the problem is that modern diesels are so good and quiet that drivers can be easily fooled into thinking that they run on petrol. Police officers and staff often drive a variety of vehicles during the course of the week and they may be either petrol or diesel fueled,” a police spokeswoman told The Telegraph.

There are lots of advices related to fueling the car but, in case you meet one of the Essex policemen looking for such information, don't forget to give him this link.
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