[Amended by Ord. No. 81-41; Ord. No. 83-7]
Manual nozzle—Required. The dispensing of gasoline, diesel fuel and other flammable liquids into a fuel tank or into a container upon automotive service station premises shall be under the control of a competent person at all times. The use of any device which permits the dispensing of a gasoline and diesel fuel when the hand of the operator of the discharge nozzle is removed from the nozzle control lever is hereby forbidden, except when using an automatic nozzle at an automotive service station as provided in subsection B of this section.
Same—Exception. In lieu of being held open by hand, an approved automatic nozzle may be used at automotive service stations for dispensing gasoline or diesel fuel into the fuel tank of a vehicle. Such nozzle shall have the latch-open device as an integral part of the assembly and shall shut off the liquid reliably and positively when the gasoline tank is filled, when it is subject to rough usage such as dropping or improper lubrication or when an automobile is driven away while the nozzle is still in the tank. A competent attendant shall be in the immediate vicinity of the vehicle being filled by such an approved nozzle.
Penalty; continuing violations. Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall be subject to a fine of not more than seven hundred fifty dollars. Every day such violation shall continue shall be deemed a separate offense and subject to an additional penalty.
[Amended by Ord. No. 81-41]
Where not otherwise stated, any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined any sum not more than seven hundred fifty dollars, or imprisoned for not more than six months, or both.
Editor's Note: Former §§ 9-2.1 and 9-2.2, which immediately followed this section, were repealed by Ord. No. 96-20.