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Is using your mobile phone at the pumps dangerous?

By CheeJun on 04 Jun 2011

I've seen the 'No-Mobile-Phone' sign countless times at the petrol station when my phone rings and I just don't dare answer it. I never really questioned why till I got so sick of it and I went on the Internet and the Mythbusters came to the rescue.

As the video suggests, a call from your handphone can never cause an explosion at the pumps! The only reason why the petrol will ignite is when there is an electrostatic discharge between the driver who is charged and the car which is not and this is caused by getting in and out of the car repeatedly. The mobile phone has almost no chance, (and when I say almost that is 99.9%) that it can set off a fire. I don't know what made the government put up those stickers at every petrol station but it seems to me that such an event occurring because of a mobile phone is nearly impossible.

So the next time you get a call at the pumps, maybe just try touching the car as you get out (to discharge) or even better, just stay in the car and you'd be able to take that important call of yours.

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Hi everyone, I’m Chee Jun and cars have always been a passion for me since young and writing about them is one way to express myself in the motoring world.



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Kangadrool Jun 04 2011 09:11 PM
there is a higher chance of getting run down by other cars if one is too engrossed with talking over the mobile than starting a explosion. tongue.gif
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