There are laws prohibiting using mobile phones while pumping gas in the US. However, according to the Petroleum Equipment Institute, there has been no documented case of a cellphone starting a fire at a gas station. The guys from the popular tv show Mythbusters even tried to make it happen to no avail.
To say gas prices are up is the understatement of the year! I doubt anyone is filling up for less than 50 bucks these days, no matter what kind of car you drive. I see the gas stations with 'cheaper gas' lined up 5 and 6 cars deep. At that point one has to decide, do you jump in the line of cars, or do you pay 10 or more cents extra a gallon and just head on to the next? Which is the lesser of 2 e