SparkE wrote:What, exactly is VERY, VERY DANGEROUS about it?
Did you notice the number of containers? How many gallons of gasoline are in those containers? Think about possible gasoline vapors in the interior of the car. Think about getting rear-ended and what the gasoline might do. I understand a person might have to do this but it is potentially very dangerous.
So is driving - another car might T-bone you.
Driving around with 'that much' gas isn't much more dangerous (re: accident & explosion) than driving around with a gas-powered car, which would have even MORE gas than that in the tank. Yes, the vapors could be harmful - IF you are stupid enough to drive around all day, for hours, with containers that don't shut (all of mine do, BTW - no fumes at all once the top is screwed on). Driving for 30 minutes back from the gas station (because you live in a place where the gas station is 30 minutes away???) isn't going to hurt you, especially if you have the sense of a worm and roll down a couple of windows to keep the car aired out.