Actually, actress Anna Friel is sexy, but if guilt by association counts for anything, so is the flat tyre she was filmed pumping up for her latest TV role.
Dressed in black stockings, red suspenders, towering stilettos and a little baggy top, the former soap star was pictured repairing her rear tyre late at night in the pouring rain for her latest BBC TV role.
Inevitably, it spawned a list of puns ‘We’ll never tyre of seeing sexy pictures like these’ and ‘Looks like it could be a Goodyear for Anna.’
But there is a serious message for female drivers who travel alone – make sure your car is roadworthy!
The AA advice to ‘Women Driving Alone’ is that ‘peace of mind comes from confidence that the car won’t let you down’
It adds: ‘Of course there are breakdowns that occur without warning, but most can be avoided, or the risks reduced substantially, by following a few simple rules.’
The rules include checking tyre condition and pressure regularly (the handbook gives the correct pressure), renewing damaged or excessively worn tyres and keeping an eye on the spare.