Department Circular No. 2002-05-002

Requiring Dealers And/or Operators Of Gasoline Stations To Post A Warning Sign Against The Use And/or Operation Of Cellular Phones While Gassing-Up In Gasoline Stations

WHEREAS, the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) recognize the possibility that battery-operated equipment represent a potential ignition source and should not be permitted on sites where there is a concentration of flammable vapors;

WHEREAS, despite the lack of documented evidences, both agencies recognize the possibility that the use and operation of cellular phones by consumers while filling up in gasoline stations pose a threat to the safety of the motorists, gasoline station personnel and to the establishments through the possibility of igniting gas fumes by even a small electric spark produced by the key pad or ringer;

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