drive-off


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drive-off

n
(Law) informal
a. the act or an instance of leaving a filling station without paying for one's fuel
b. (as modifier): a drive-off theft.
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There exist two main scenarios for the loss of position during a DP-operation, namely drive-off and drift-off.
And it's not just the drive-off boy- racers which we have to install CCTV cameras for.
The shame list provides details of the drive-off date, car registration number, whether gardai have been called and how much fuel was taken.
There were 1,358 fuel thefts recorded by Merseyside Police last year, compared to 789 drive-offs in 2013, figures obtained through a Freedom of Information request reveal.
FUEL thefts from Teesside filling stations seem to be on the increase due to drive-offs as reported in the Gazette's article Probe After Fuel Thefts (13.06.09).
Ray Holloway, of the Petrol Retailers Association, said: "One forecourt owner told us he was losing around pounds 1,400 a month from drive-offs.
POLICE have released this picture of a man they want to speak to in connection with a spate of drive-offs from car showrooms in Coventry and the West Midlands.
Amid soaring petrol prices, "drive-offs" cost UK garages and petrol stations pounds 11.2million in 1998.
The problem reached an all-time high in the first half of 1999, when some of the company's 28 stations were reporting up to 30 drive-offs per month.
The boss of one petrol station in Maghull said he lost around PS14,000 last year through fill-and-run drive-offs - known as bilking.
HAVE you witnessed "drive-offs" from Teesside filling stations?