17-YEAR-OLD driver Tom Logan is demanding petrol money from friends that is disproportionate to his actual fuel costs.
Logan, who was given a 2001 Renault Clio by his parents, charged three fellow students £2 to go from college to Tesco Express and back, a journey of no more than a mile.
His friend Stephen Malley said: “As I’m not a driver I thought maybe petrol was just really, really expensive. Turned out he was just taking the total piss.
“I had to pay it though, if you get labelled as someone who doesn’t cough up petrol money then you can’t get lifts to parties and you might as well be dead.”
Emma Bradford, who does Geography A Level with Logan, said: “What’s really annoying is that his parents bought him the car, he didn’t save up any of his own money, and now he’s using it as a cash cow.
“One time he even had four in the back and a particularly small girl in the boot, all paying £4 each to go to someone’s house.
“You can tell he’ll be a right bastard as an adult.”
However Logan said: “It’s called ‘petrol money’ but really it’s an inclusive fee that covers all running costs such as road tax, MOT and tyres.
“If people they don’t like it they can fuck off, there’s always plenty of fifth-formers needing to get to the only pub in town that accepts fake ID.”