Not cycling related, but I 'm curious as to whether or not anyone knows this:
Is it true that some states have laws that require gas stations to have functioning, working air pumps, that they do not charge people to use? This used to be a very standard
thing at gas stations, along with free maps and trading stamps. (Yes, I'm drifting into old fart city. I do know that.)
MA has no such law. Very few gas stations today have working air pumps, or if they do, you must deposit anywhere form fifty cents, to a buck-twenty-five to get air.
Of course, these pumps usually dispense air very slowly, and very frequently, they are "out of order". Just try to get station personnel to respond to this. Hoo hah.
So, anyone know which states require functioning air pumps? I'm told Oregon outlaws self-service pumps. If true, How is that working out?