watch out for that cigarette butt!
July 29, 2008 8:23 AM Subscribe
Hypothetical Filter: Would someone be able to throw a cigarette out of their window and catch my car on fire?
posted by thetenthstory to travel & transportation (28 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Someone recently tossed a cigarette butt and it bounced off my windshield. I have been pondering a possible situation involving my car catching on fire while driving ever since. I have had a constant oil leak in my car caused by an engine seal. I have had a gas leak in my car to the point where there was a half gallon puddle behind my parked car with a full tank. (I soon realized that a half tank of gas didn't leak; it has since been fixed.) Still I knew there would be fumes beneith my car that could cause a fire.
Outside of the dangers of the flame starting from within the car or by another part of the car, what are other instances (such as a cigarette) that could cause my car to become engulfed in flames on the road?