Aren’t phones supposed to be turned off at the pump?
Recently there has been an advert playing on radio for the new beam technology for smartphones. New technology makes everyone’s life easier, however this particular advert suggests the benefit is that you can stay cool in your car and pay for your petrol using your mobile from the comfort of your car seat. Last year, a video went viral showing a vehicle catch fire on a petrol station forecourt, thankfully the passengers escaped without harm. When I last looked when filling a car with fuel it is still a requirement to turn off the engine, and therefore the a/c and secondly, all petrol stations have signs stating mobiles must not be used due to the fire risk. Is it right to openly promote behaviour that goes against all the health and safety advice being given? Would be interesting to see both public opinion and the justification. Can convenience ever justify putting the lives of everyone on a forecourt in danger? Anonymous Dubai