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Hey Oregon! Pumping gas is not that scary!


Put your seatbelt on, folks, and hear what Oregonians have to say about pumping their own gas. This guy claims to have almost died.

Until recently, Oregon residents only had one option for fueling up — a full-service station. Oregon House Bill 2482 went into effect at the beginning of the year and it allows people who live in Oregon counties with 40,000 residents or less to pump their own gas between sundown and sun-up (or 6pm-6am). It was put in place to ensure that residents of rural communities have better access to fuel.

This change has sparked an outcry from residents who are not interested in having a self-service option…much to the entertainment of residents in the other 48 states who pump their own gas regularly. KTVL CBS 10 News recently posted the law change on Facebook and the topic has created quite a stir.

Here are some comments arguing for full-service stations only:

And now we have the rest of the country who use self-service stations and have lived to tell about it.

Change is hard but what do you think? Do you prefer to pump your own gas or find a full-service station? In the meantime, best of luck to the people of Oregon!

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