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Bringing Your Gas in from the U.S.? - Be Careful!

Jeffrey S. Witten, B.A., LL.B.
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Are you trying to save a few bucks by buying your gas in Washington State?

I get it.

Seems like a pretty simple way to cut back on all the cash you have to lay out for gas.

So you head over the line. Fill up a bunch of jerry-cans. Put them in your trunk. And head home.

But what happens if you get in an accident while your car is "chock-o-block" with jerry-cans full of gas?

Here's what Sgt. Jason Hicks of the Washington State Patrol told the Province Newspaper:

" You have 100, 200 gallons of gasoline in just regular gas cans - should that vehicle become involved in a collision, the result has the potential to be catastrophic."

Catostrophic, as in your car turns into an INFERNO !!!

And what about the liability consequences of driving around with a bunch of jerry-cans full of gas in your trunk?

What happens if you crash into an other vehicle and those jerry-cans of cheap gas cause serious injuries to the people in the car you hit?

It'll tell you what happens!

If you don't have adequate insurance coverage to pay the injuries claims you may be personally on the hook.

So, what's the moral of this story?

"Think ahead before you head across the line to buy that cheap U.S. gas."

Does this article strike a cord with you?

What are you thoughts on the matter?

I'm anxious to hear.

Jeff Witten

604-255-9018 or [email protected]

Category: Car Accidents


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