Unfortunately you can't fix stupid.IMHO Dump cans and drums can both be safely transported. Common sense needs to be used with handling either.
It's how one handles the fuel transfer to the car in this sport that's concerning as we've seen it all from: OTF road fueling to gas powered pumps, "professional" and armature built pressurized systems, gas cans and a myriad of others. The simple fact is the rush attitude with some chasers, and the goal of speed creates lack of regard to fueling practices has led to multiple issues. And we've all seen this with even a person at a gas station getting fuel for his lawn mower.
Human nature tends to ignore things like common sense when money and time are factors or when you're caught up in the moment. When it comes to fuel, IMO we need to be smart to keep people from making stupid mistakes with severe consequences while pursuing a hobby...
My response was strictly relating to transportation. I have never seen fuel spillage from a drum during transportation. The drums are actually designed to transport fuel and IMO the safer way to transport. I have seen countless situations of fuel spilling when transported in dump can. If you can transfer to a dump can safely prior to your pit stop, I bet you can safely transfer at your pit stop.I have seen multiple fires from drum usage in pits. I have only seen one fire from dump cans,. and that was kid fueling a guy on a bike. And the kid panicked. What issues have you had driving around with dump cans of fuel?
Funny how you expect the thre dump cans to be handled properly, but there is no way they can handle a drum properly...LOL. A drum is way safer for transporting and you know it. You are talking out of both sides of your mouth.Well, again, tell that to the multiple fire victims that I have actually WITNESSED at races transfering fuel in a hurry because the green flag has dropped. Properly built and prepped dump cans will transport just fine. The issue is not the equipment, it is the human element that makes it dangerous. Ever see what a team does to get the bung out of a drum when they don't have the proper bung wrench? How well do you think the rag stuffed in the hole going dow the road does for safety?
Proper Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance?Who doesn't fuel their jugs and have them ready for the truck? That sounds like poor planning. Proper planning prevents any rushing/panic, minimizing issues.
I would venture to guess that everyone knows duct tape is not an adequate fuel cap. But I guess the world will invent a better idiot.