Do You Trust Gas Stations To Self-Inspect Their Pumps?

Pennsylvania is considering privatizing its Bureau of Weights and Measures to save money, reports CBS affiliate KDKA. This would mean gas stations would be responsible for making sure their pumps gave out the right amount of gas, and supermarkets would take over the certification for their deli scales. A consumer advocate calls this a “fox in the henhouse situation” that would make cheating far too easy.

“Pa. Bureau Of Weights & Measures May Go Private” [KDKA] (Thanks to Al Tuna!)

“Sorry, We Don’t Know Why Our Pump Is Overcharging You”

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