"Dumb Law"

Did you know that Oregon and New Jersey are the only two states in the United States that require attendants to pump gas at gas stations.


It is claimed that insurance costs for gas stations go down slightly if a "qualified" attendant is pumping the gas, but they must also pay for the cost of hiring an extra worker.

It is also claimed that having your own gas pumped for you is superior because drivers don't have to brave the elements and fiddle with the gas pump and their gas cap, but with the exception of a few elderly and disabled persons, most people are perfectly capable of getting out of their car in a covered area for five minutes and place a nozzle in their gas tank.

Regardless of the truth behind the matter, Oregon and New Jersey are keeping this law on the books and fully enforcing it.