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What Would Happen If You Drive Off With the Gas Pump Nozzle?

said Matt Soniak of mental_floss, the engineers have actually thought of
this possibility and designed the gas pump accordingly:

Rest assured that you won’t be causing any fireballs or explosions.
The hose that attaches the nozzle to the gas pump is designed to break
into two pieces when a certain amount of force is applied to it. Next
time you’re at the gas station, check the hose for a metal coupling.
That’s the break-away point. Once the hose is broken and you’re
off on your merry way, check valves in the hose keep fuel from leaking
out and creating a hazard.

The financial hazards, however, may still sting you at the wallet: Link

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April 18th, 2012

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