Peter DeMarco writes a good follow up, to my post about that guy who was smoking and talking on his cell phone while his car was idling at a gas station, in his The Boston Globe story, Sparks can fly at the pump:
"As you would expect, smoking cigarettes at a gas station is a major safety hazard and is totally illegal (Code of Massachusetts Regulations, Chapter 527 ). Filling your tank while your engine's running? Also illegal."It IS up to the attendant to stop people from smoking and idling their cars. They are supposed to shut off the pump.