Actually, Oregon's ban on self-service gas is good

Oregonians Come to Terms with Pumping Their Own Gas

But in some parts of rural OR, it seems some drivers are having trouble coming to grips with reality after a new law allowed residents to begin pumping their own gas.

So let's set the record straight: The new law allows counties such Crook, Jefferson, Malheur and Wallowa with 40,000 people or less to switch to self-service gas stations, meaning business will continue as usual for more than 90 percent of Oregon's population.

When Medford, Oregon, television station KTVL-TV asked residents to weigh in about the law on their Facebook page, the post went viral with more than 52,000 comments.

"I don't even know HOW to pump gas and I am 62, native Oregonian.I say NO THANKS!"

Another wrote, "Not a good idea, there are lots of reason to have an attendant helping, one is they need a job too".

"This a service only qualified people should perform".

"So if I move to OR, do I put "experienced gas pumper, 17 years" on my resume?" commented Case C. Capehart on Twitter.

"Who knows how this will effect other body systems".

As of Monday, gas stations in rural areas don't have to have an attendant now between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Here's a handy guide from roadandtrack.com on how to pump your own gas.

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Added Deerick Smith on Twitter: "To all the OR natives, I will be teaching how to pump gas tomorrow via Skype".

As we're all getting settled into the new year, there's one thing that seems to be upsetting OR residents and their way of life - and no, it's not the weather OR the political atmosphere.

Other managers said they would have employees on hand to teach drivers how to pump their gas.

"FEAR NOT OREGON! I've made a decision to move to Oregon to open a school to teach people how to pump their gas".

"Our experience after nearly 13 years is that out-of-state residents are very capable of dispensing [their] fuel and the majority of Oregonians delight in being able to if we are swamped", Downs said.

If you consider that a gas station would have to hire more people to pump your gas in comparison to a self-service model; it falls into an automation debate over jobs.

Many stations in OR said they plan to keep an attendant on standby.

OR law even lists 17 different reasons why pumping your own fuel can be risky, as its reasoning for the law remaining in place elsewhere.

Although the law change is in place, it doesn't require gas stations to switch to self-service.

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