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December 16th, 2002, 5:52pm
They said that a spark from static can ignite the gasoline and don't ever remove the nozzel if this happens! Also to ground yourself, touch something metal, like the car first before you pump gas and it won't spark. I saw this reported twice in one week about two different people so it's not as rare as they say.
December 16th, 2002, 6:07pm
Thanks for posting this, Vicky.
Last week I watched a TV news program on this same topic. Something most people don't know about, but should.
December 16th, 2002, 7:02pm
I've also heard that you should not use your cell phone while pumping gas...I see that all the time :shocked2:
December 16th, 2002, 7:41pm
Yep, there was a article printed up a while back about that topic. I never worry about the static because I always touch my car when I am taking my gas cap off. What scares me the most is the people that I see smoking a cigarette while they are pumping gas. A lot of people don't realize its the fumes that can catch fire.
December 18th, 2002, 9:21am
Well, I've never seen anyone dumb enough to stand there and smoke while pumping gas, but I have seen idiots on oxygen smoking. Which, I think is about as brilliant.
Also, if you ever need oxygen for any reason, don't use chap stick. It's got a lot of petroleum jelly which is also highly flammable
Micky 'I'm a safety gal' Moreau :D
January 16th, 2003, 4:07pm
When I ride in our Neon, I get a shock every time I close the door. I am careful when pumping gas, but this is a good reminder!