New Jersey motorists won’t have to pump their own gas anytime soon, the AP reports.
Gov. Chris Christie told a caller on Millennium Radio’s “Ask the Governor” program Tuesday that he won’t support legislation for self-service gasoline because most residents don’t want it.
Christie proposed allowing self-serve gas while campaigning for governor in 2009. But he said he dropped the proposal because of push-back from drivers.
His predecessor, Democrat Jon Corzine, abandoned a similar proposal three years earlier after estimating the savings at 6 cents per gallon.
Christie says New Jersey’s gas prices are still among the lowest in the country. That’s because the state has a lower gas tax than all but a few states.
Fun fact: Oregon is the only other state where motorists can’t pump their own gas.