Dallas Lawmaker Presses for Gas-meter Safeguards

A Texas lawmaker is seeking greater oversight of potentially dangerous gas meters placed in striking distance of drivers after The Dallas Morning News and NBC 5 Investigates found that motorists have hit thousands of meters in recent years.“The bottom line is we want to make sure that the public is safe,” said state Rep. Rafael Anchia, D-Dallas.Throughout Dallas-Fort Worth, natural gas meters still stand near streets and alleys with no barriers to protect them, posing risks. Across Texas, motorists hit the meters more than 3,600 times between 2010 and 2018, according to an analysis by The News.  Continue reading...

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