A new study by Dr Adam Burgess entitled ‘Cellular Phones, Public Fears and a Culture of Precaution’ says claims about risks of using mobile phones on forecourts have crossed into ‘the realm of urban legend’. There is no risk. According to The Observer, BP fire safety officer Richard Coates agrees: “Mobile phones pose no petrol station hazard.”

If anyone has ever seen one blow up anything on their forecourt, do get in touch.