The NZ Transport Agency is proposing a bylaw that would make it an offence to run out of fuel anywhere on the Auckland motorway network. 

Police are calling for a deterrent after becoming frustrated at the number of stranded vehicles blocking lanes and threatening other motorists' safety.

During a three-week period in July last year, 148 vehicles ran out of fuel on Auckland motorways, including three trucks.

Should drivers be fined for running out of petrol on motorways?