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BBC NEWS | England | Kent | Petrol station mobile risk 'myth'

"Even on an oil rig, the only real reason not to use a mobile is because of the issue of distraction." Dr Burgess said the Piper Alpha tragedy of 1988, when 167 men died off the coast of Scotland after an explosion, gave "shape and momentum" to the drive for safety. He said bans on mobiles at service stations were the result of "a relatively instinctive precautionary response". He said manufacturers' warnings not to use mobiles at petrol stations because of the risk of fire gave the idea further credence. A lit cigarette was not hot enough to ignite petrol on a filling station, let alone the low voltage of a mobile phone, he claimed.