Why can’t Oregonians pump their own gas? Neither can New Jersey. Learn more here.
By Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN Business
Most Americans facing record gas prices cringe when they fill up their tanks.
But not people in New Jersey and Oregon. They’re not allowed to touch the gas nozzle. Seriously.
In New Jersey, it’s been illegal for drivers to pump their own gas since 1949. A ban on self-service gas has been in place in Oregon since 1951, although the state relaxed restrictions for rural towns a few years ago. Violators can be fined up to $500 for breaking these states’ laws.
So why don’t New Jersey and Oregon let you pump your own gas? And…
A new bill will consider giving drivers the option to pump their own gas. Discover more here. By Jayati Ramakrishnan | The Oregonian/OregonLive
The Oregon Legislature will again consider giving the state’s drivers the option to pump their own gas.
House Bill 4151, filed ahead of the legislative session that begins Feb. 1, would allow gas stations to offer self-service pumps alongside pumps staffed by a station attendant.
Oregon is one of only two states in the U.S. that don’t allow self-service gas pumps, although the state relaxed those rules for some rural counties in 2015, allowing customers to pump their…