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NJ Needs Self Serve Gas Now

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With the price of gas jumping .23 cents a gallon today, maybe NJ needs to reconsider its laws on Self Serve gas. I'm not suggesting getting rid of Full Service, but why not allow Self Serve gas an an option, for a lower price?

Some critics have written why they like Full Service better, and the reasons are a joke.

 "Your hands don't get smelly." - really, are you pouring the gas on your hands? Otherwise, this isn't a real issue, just nit picking.

"You don't have to get out of the car when it's cold or raining." - ok, this is fair enough, but most modern gas stations today have cover over all the gas tanks to stop rain from falling on you. Also you can pump your gas and get back in your car to wait for the "click" that it's done.

"You can even get coffee from a drive-up window; why would you want to get out of the car and pump your own gas?!" - simple reason is that it is faster for me to pull up to a gas tank, insert my credit card, pump my own gas, get my recipt and leave. One of my biggest pet peeves, after living in PA and pumping my own gas, is how LONG it takes to get gas in NJ. When the gas station is busy and they have one attendant (two if you are lucky), it takes F-O-R-E-V-E-R to get in and out quickly.

"We pump fists, not pump gas!" - please don't have children.

Oregon and New Jersey are the only two states with laws prohibiting self serve at gas stations. Now that the tax has been raised to .23 cents more, lets give a break to people who are willing to pump their own gas. I say keep Full Serve as an option, and make it the same as the price of cash versus credit at gas stations - its a bit less expensive if you pay with cash, so make it a bit less expensive to fill up your own car.



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