The American Caliban (substitute) wrote,
The American Caliban
substitute

The real danger of refueling: sitting in the car.

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.
Tags: cars, fire, safety, urban legends, video
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