|The real danger of refueling: sitting in the car.
||[Jul. 13th, 2005|01:13 pm]
The American Caliban
The cellphone-blows-up-gas-station story is an urban legend, but the dangers of refueling are real, if remote. The Petroleum Institute's page on static electricity risk has some advice: don't get in your car while the tank is filling up.
There's also some fine security camera video of a very lucky person barely escaping incineration in a static-caused fire.