Talk Back: How Is The Odd/Even Gas Station System?

After first day of odd-even gas rationing, a look into how it is impacting the lines at the pumps.

New York State initiated an odd-even gas rationing system in an attempt to alleviate the long lines and overtaxed patience that have plagued the area for the past 10 days.

Reports of lines lasting as long as three hours, fights at the pumps, cars running out of gas while waiting on line and customers getting within close range of the pumps only to have the station run out of gas, were rampant across Long Island.

The odd-even rationing in theory should cut the lines in half. But is it working? For those with vanity, lettered, or odd numbered plates: What have you experienced at the pump since the rule went into effect?

Let us know in the comments how the lines have been treating you.

Jacqueline November 10, 2012 at 04:03 PM
i saw two cars yesterday when i was getting gas, who were not supposed to be getting gas, guess they think the law doesn't apply to them.
Brenda November 10, 2012 at 06:41 PM
it seems the lines are shorter but some people don't know the difference between odd or even- they need help to figured it out!
bill November 10, 2012 at 06:43 PM
Last night I passed 5 gas stations with gas and no lines and stopped at one of them> i can tell you that those stations where not checking plates i pulled right to the pump payed, pumped and left. The attendant said he has gas why wouldnt he sell it to whoever needs it
Laura Bowen, D.C. November 12, 2012 at 01:57 AM
Friday night my husband took both of our cars to fill up. There was no line what so ever. Saturday morning on the way to my office I passed 3 stations, all with people filling up, but no lines. It was nice to see especially since I had waited 3 hours the week prior. This was in Bay Shore/Islip. Why didn't they do this right away?


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