Do Cell Phones Start Gas Station Fires?

Just a little public service announcement…

In hopes that I can dispell an urban legend from time to time and improve the standard of living for everyone, I offer the following…

Snopes.com reports that there have been no reports of a fire being started while fueling a car at a gas station due to the use of a cell phone.

Considering how many cell phones there are in the world, and how often fuel-ups occur…the odds are comfortably in your favor against spontaneous combustion.

This urban legend has led gas stations to post signs asking not to use cell phones and reporters to report fires as being caused by cell phones when the individual was coincidentally using one at the time despite the fact that the often unreported investigative conclusion after-the-fact finds that the ignition source was not related to a cellphone but rather to static electricity.

Even Myth Busters could not ignite gas with cell phones.

So please feel free to text and talk away right next to your fueling vehicle.

Snopes article here.



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