New Jersey Is the Last State Where It Is Illegal to Pump Your Own Gas


At 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 1, New Jersey became the last state in the nation where drivers are not allowed to pump their own gasoline.

That is when Oregon, the only other holdover from the full-service era of the 1970s, loosened its restrictions. Its new law allows residents of counties with fewer than 40,000 people to fuel up their cars themselves between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.

That leaves Jersey, only Jersey, with its dense tangle of highways and byways, …read more

Source: New York Times

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