All gas stations in Texas are now required to place QR Code stickers on their gas pumps as a measure against cheating. Putting on this gas pump decal is a new and mandatory directive from the the Texas Department of Agriculture.
The code leads scanners to http://www.TexasAgriculture.gov/fuel, where they can file online complaints in case they suspect that the gas pumps are given them less gallons than the pumps register. They can also complain about a station’s expired registration. Through this new QR code program, smartphone users can as well view the location’s inspection history.
State Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples say that gas stations found guilty of cheating their customers will have to face higher fines. Specifically, the penalty for inaccurate gas pumps will increase from $100 to $250.
All Texas fueling stations are now required to display these QR code stickers or decals on the pumps. This would encourage users to be their own inspectors and to protect themselves against rogue stations.
According to the TDA, it will first analyze consumer use and feedback from the various stations, and from here, it will decide if the program is worth expanding statewide. The TDA routinely does calibration tests, and the program is just its way of stepping up law enforcement through the use of technology.
Staples said that, all fueling stations in Texas have already been notified about this mandatory QR code stickers.
This move by the TDA is one great example of using new technology to empower consumers to protect themselves and be the department’s eyes and ears. This is also a great way to keep an eye on businesses and to constantly remind them that there’s never a room for cheating.
We can only hope that all states follow Texas’ example and apply QR code technology to encourage both gas stations ad motorists to always check out for accurate fuel measurements.
More articles in this topic
Talk about marketing and you will get differing opinions on what works and what is effective. We have seen a lot of success stories as far as marketing is concerned, and this one is no exception. Martell Noblige Cognac brought together different types of marketing to come up with its latest campaign. The theme for […]Read more
When it comes to the environment, we all have to pitch in. While it is best to minimize the amount of waste we produce, there is still garbage that we have to take care of. One of the best ways to dispose garbage is to segregate it. You can always sell recyclable materials such as […]Read more
Parents of kids with autism have many fears. One of them is losing their kids as they wander off to some place they are not familiar with. QR codes have been helping parents with autistic kids. It is a fact that most kids with autism will wander and get lost with their parents. It happened […]Read more
- Nothing Fishy About The Fish
- Creekside Festival Uses QR Codes to Go Mobile
- Giving A Whole New Meaning To Window Shopping
- Make Your Greeting Cards Extra Special with QR Codes
- Lost and Found: QR Codes Help You Find Lost Stuff
- Asia Pacific Smartphone Users Seen to Download 5 Billion Apps in 2011
- How to Make Sure Your Mobile App Succeeds
- Creative Canine Comics
- QR Code To Encourage People To Driver SMART On The Road
- Lots Of Benefits For Retail Outlet Owners
Google Android news and discussion.
Deliver latest top technology stories and breaking IT news
Near Field Communication (NFC) news, ideas, projects and technologies.
QR Code, Datamatrix and other two dimensional barcode news and analysis.
Tips, advices, how-to's and DIYs for the latest technologies.