Not sure if this is just a concern in Canada, my home province of B.C. or across the USA as well, but it seems the Full Service Gas Stations are disapearing. I understand in Richmond, BC it is law that all gas stations be full service, but how this got into effect I do not know yet. how do we get that in the rest of the province and country?
my husband & i are both in wheelchairs, and we like to drive to visit my family in alberta (approx 1200km drive one way) so obviously cannot make it on one tank LOL, one company i called said that they will have a person there to pump gas just phone ahead (only 24 hours in advance..umm like really? am I the only person that thinks that is nuts?) and they will have someone there to help, ok so what if in a perfect world we could do that, if we are 15 mins late does the person wait or leave...would like to have that person have to follow those ridiculous rules. Just to get gas is getting to be a real concern and worry, if it is not full service then they need to make the pumps accessible to all disabilities...very difficult feat. And if you can find a station that does Full Service, it is only open 9am-7pm, what disabled people don't go out before or after that? again ridiculous!! i could go on and on. please email me if you want to help or have some suggestions on where to start with the gas
oh and there is a couple sites online that list full service stations but they are all very out of date and of the 25 stations we recently drove by on a road trip, 3 were still full service. I want to start using Planat.com and adding gas stations on there as I come across them. station war, it is going to be my number one mission.