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Petrol pump panic: 64 per cent refused to be drawn in
9:53am Friday 30th March 2012 in Politics
NEARLY two thirds of readers refused to panic about the possible fuel drivers strike, according to a poll, as petrol pumps were overwhelmed yesterday.
Various fuel stations shut around Bucks as their supplies ran dry with the huge demand created by talk of industrial action by drivers.
Despite no strike date being set or decided and at a seven day notice period drivers flocked to the forecourts, worried they would be left unable to use their cars.
We asked yesterday: How are you reacting to the possible fuel drivers strike?
Sixty-four per cent said 'I'm ignoring it and refusing to panic' (1,444 votes), 12 per cent (264) responded 'I'm waiting to hear more before doing anything'.
However, nearly a fifth (17 per cent or 396 votes) said they had already filled up. Seven per cent were either planning to go to a petrol station later in the day or today.
Have you continued to have problems getting petrol so far today?
Which stations in your area remain closed?