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I have mixed feelings about that. I pumped gas as a teenager, and witnessed many attempts by the public to do it wrong. One time I ended up doused in gasoline, and was blind for about 20 minutes. People are stupid by nature, and will go out of their way to FUBAR things. On the other hand, I'd rather pump my own gas, and know it's being done correctly and safely.
If Californians can do it...
Stupid law. Only in counties of less than 40,000 and only between 6pm and 6am.The original no self-serve law was implemented in the 1950's after a smoker immolated herself and her kids. It's come up for vote since then but kept in place to preserve minimum wage jobs and because it's "unsafe" and "inconvenient" to let the general public pump gas.Motorcyclists are allow to hold the nozzle though.Stupid law.
You can always I.D. a New Jersey native who is on vacation in my state without even seeing the tag on their vehicle.