2005 Expedition Trophy Champion
I am so re-enamored these last few years of having my spare in OEM under bed location with proper rear hatch access I can't imagine on a swing like I used to have. Anyway, and as such, no spare fuel underneath for me
I don't think that there are universal rules for fuel can colours, however in Australia, for example, petrol cans are supposed to be red and diesel cans yellow. I know that in some countries carrying fuel in cans inside a vehicle is illegal. More to the point, legal or not, it's unsafe. Carrying fuel outside (on the roof rack for example) is usually legal, however the cans must be secured safely.What are the on-road legalities for having fuel attached/outside of the vehicle? I believe they need to be red colored, or have enough red tape or stickers on them designate the cans are fuel?
And the smell. I have cans that have been empty and aired out for years, and they still smell. Don't want my interior to hang onto the stank. But as set, YMMV--Good news is that where we would employ cans is generally not exactly a patrolled area. Like at all. But inside safety and leakage is a bit concerned of mine.
I take your point, and why you say this, however the hazard is definitive, it's the assessment of probability and consequences which is somewhat subjective.The concept of “safe” or “unsafe” is just that ... a concept. It’s all about risk, and risk is in the eye of the beholder.
Some jurisdictions may attach liability to that risk, and you have to occasionally consider the risk you force on others without their knowledge, but it is a moving target, there is no absolute answer.
If the hazard is definitive, what is the hazard? Do you consider a leak to be the hazard? Is there a threshold at which it becomes a hazard? Who defines it? The consequence can of a leak can vary widely, and the probability of a leak is uncertain at best.I take your point, and why you say this, however the hazard is definitive, it's the assessment of probability and consequences which is somewhat subjective.