SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 29: A motorist fills up petrol on February 29, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. An NRMA survey of over 1300 drivers revelaed one in ten people have paid damage bills of up to $1000 after fueling up with the wrong type of petrol due to confusing signage at the pump. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
The idea that it’s a tough skill to learn is the most baffling argument to me, too. Like, when I first started driving at 16, I literally learned by just doing it the first time I needed gas. I don’t get how you could do it wrong. And it’s one less thing to spend tip money on.
Those opposing the new law often argue filling up your own gas can be unsafe, could lead to job losses and is insensitive to the elderly or disabled population.
For the record, when it comes to concerns regarding the elderly or those with disabilities having to pump their own gas, the Americans with Disabilities Act mandates that service stations offer assistance, according to the Huffington Post.