What are the laws relating to leaving a gas pump unattended?
Question Details: Can I leave my gas pumping while I run into the gas station. Do I need to be within a certain distance at the time of pumping?
A non-gas-station attendent--e.g. a person self-serving or pumping their own gas--must stay within 10' of the pump, in a position where he or she can see what is going on, while the pump is in use (i.e. they can't simply use the "lock" or "catch" that keeps the nozzle on without holding onto it). There is no restriction on what the attendent may do. See, e.g. PA laws, title 35 P.S., Health and Safety, Section 1247.
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