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Drew Brees

Full Serve Gas is a RIP

Even for a $100 Mil Man

7/17/2012 7:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees just signed a deal worth roughly $100 million ... and he still REFUSES to let anyone else pump his gas. #fullserviceisforsnobs.

Brees was rollin' through New Orleans yesterday when he decided to fill up his SUV ... and whipped out his cell phone at the same time ... a cardinal sin at most gas stations because some people believe the static electricity from the phone can ignite gas vapors and cause an explosion!!

But before you freak out about Brees ... don't ... because according to the FCC, the cell phone thing is completely unsubstantiated.

The FCC website states, "Scientific testing has not established a dangerous link between wireless phones and fuel vapors."

"The wireless industry has done studies on the potential for wireless phones to create sparks that could possibly ignite flammable materials. The studies generally conclude that while it may be theoretically possible for a spark from a cell phone battery to ignite gas vapor under very precise conditions, there is no documented incident where the use of a wireless phone was found to cause a fire or explosion at a gas station."

The more you know.

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16.

TJ    

Do gas stations even have full service anymore?

744 days ago
17.

Tricia Hales    

That's our $100 million dollar man!!!

744 days ago
18.

Sandy    

You obviously didn't see the MythBuster's episode where they COMPLETELY debunked the myth!

http://youtu.be/uw6-PhvcS3M

744 days ago
19.

DJ    

OMFG, Drew!!!! What are you doing using a cell phone at a gas pump????!!!! Don't blow yourself up!!!!!

744 days ago
20.

Big D    

The show MythBusters proved using a cell phone at gas stations is safe

744 days ago
21.

maria    

Did you want one of the attendents that make $8/hr to pump it for him?

744 days ago
22.

DaveT    

If you want full service at a gas station you have to go to New Jersey or Oregon, where it's illegal to pump your own gas.

744 days ago
23.

No comment    

I live in SoCal in a beach city, I couldn't even tell you where to find a full service station. Maybe Santa Monica or near where more celebrities live.

So what is the big deal about self-serve?

744 days ago
24.

TMZ_Admin    

One to Grow On > The More You Know

744 days ago
25.

the real diva    

it's good he can do things for himself. but he should never talk on the phone near a gas pump common sense.

744 days ago
26.

Dean    

We don't have full service gas stations in New Orleans, ha. Grreeeaaaat article...note sarcasm

744 days ago
27.

Poule    

Drop the phone selfish mf !

744 days ago
28.

Rose    

never talk on your cell phone at a gas station....Static electricity can cause a spark and ignite the whole station! Poor decision.

744 days ago
29.

ERP    

I thought most pumps have a warning sign about cell phones near the pumps...

744 days ago
30.

It's Dave    

I haven't seen a full-service gas station in years here in Southern California.

744 days ago
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