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.
In a three-month trial with Thames Valley Police, the Shark Forecourt Alert system has picked up 41 vehicles wanted for drive-off offences or which previously left without paying.
The shame list provides details of the drive-off date, car registration number, whether gardai have been called and how much fuel was taken.
Victoria Police and the retail fuel industry will work closely to prevent petrol drive-offs in response to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Fuel Drive-Offs.
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.
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.
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.
The third car is a blue Fiat Stilo which was involved in a highvalue drive off at BP Reliance on June 8 and is also connected to similar high drive-offs in other parts of the country.