There’s No Reason to Siphon Gasoline..
January 27, 2009 § Leave a comment
Seriously. Gas prices are cheap right now (good time to buy shares in oil and energy, no?). I don’t care how bad the economy is doing, it’s not nice to steal gasoline from other people’s cars. Case in point: Saturday night, I got together with a few friends for my birthday dinner in San Francisco. If you’ve ever driven in San Francisco, you know how impossible it is to find parking, so I parked in one of those garages where you give your keys to the attendant since they move the cars around. Anyways, I had a full tank of gasoline pre-dinner. After leaving the garage, I noticed the needle on the gauge was at the 1/2 way mark. Obviously a 1/2 tank of gas doesn’t just disappear into thin air. Which brings me to the point of this post: with all this technological innovation, and research on alternative fuels, why not create some sort of anti-siphoning device to have fitted into cars? Such a device apparently exists for trucks in the UK. It doesn’t have to be expensive, just so long as it works, and allows for people to park their cars in peace. Seriously Congress, make yourselves useful for once, pass legislation requiring all new cars to be fitted with anti-siphoning devices by 2010.