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Gas stations

just don't work

for people with disabilities

Our coalition is urging the California legislature to allow mobile fueling because people with disabilities need an alternative to the gas station


 Show up for drivers with disabilities

The California legislature is choosing to support big oil over people with disabilities.

 

Our coalition is asking legislators to quit propping up big oil by maintaining decades-old rules meant for gas stations. We believe Californians with disabilities deserve an alternative to the gas station.

Today, access to mobile fueling is limited. The legislature has an option to adopt a measure that would make mobile fueling available to all drivers. Mobile fueling is the best alternative to traditional gas stations for drivers with disabilities.

Allowing mobile fueling could drastically improve mobility and independence for millions of drivers across the Golden State. 

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Who We Are

Californians for Smart Fueling is a coalition advocating for more safety, accessibility, and innovation in fuel delivery.

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The Benefits of Mobile Fueling

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Gas station pump handles and buttons have more germs per square inch than the average toilet seat. Mobile fueling is the only 100% contactless way to fuel your vehicle, so it naturally limits the spread of viruses and bacteria.

Health

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Without consistent access to fueling, drivers with disabilities are left to depend on gas station attendants. There is no reason to be forced to rely on others while mobile fueling exists for people with disabilities who drive.

Independence

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Gas stations are prohibitively cumbersome for millions of Californians with disabilities. Although the Americans with Disabilities Act requires gas stations to provide reasonable accommodations, many struggle to follow the rules or choose to ignore them altogether. Mobile fueling is the most accessible solution for drivers with disabilities.

Accessibility

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Providing mobility options for people with disabilities opens new opportunities. This makes travel, commuting, and everyday life easier. 

Mobility

Why Californians Need Mobile Fueling

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People with disabilities may find it difficult or impossible to use the controls, hose or nozzle of a self-serve gas pump.

SOURCE: ADA.gov/gasserve

Mobile Fueling News

Law

Franklin Elieh, co-founder of the Northern California Spinal Cord Injury Foundation, writes about ways Californian lawmakers could improve the lives of people with disabilities, including providing better access to a critical service through mobile fueling.

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The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association believes that technology and shared policies will increase accessibility for drivers with disabilities. 

Sara Struwe, President and CEO of the Spina Bifida Association, urges people to be advocates for all people with disabilities. "Be an advocate — your voice could save a life."