- An acute fuel shortage has caused widespread panic for drivers in the UK.
- Footage shows mile-long queues and customers bottling petrol out of anger and desperation.
- Insider rounded up key scenes of the chaos happening across the country.
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Thousands of gas stations in the UK are facing an acute lack of fuel because of a post-Brexit shortage of truck drivers and panic-buying from consumers.
The supply of drivers has diminished as a result of changes to visa rules, causing tens of thousands of European drivers to leave Britain.
To make matters worse, COVID-19 lockdown restrictions spawned a backlog in training and tests for new lorry drivers to get their licenses, Insider’s Mia Jankowicz reported.