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Is it more dangerous to be in a passenger car with compressed natural gas than with a petrol fuel tank when it comes to rear-end collisions?

Lawrence Godwin, on eZine claims there is a explosion risk with CNG vehicles, although suggests that they are overall safer than petrol vehicles.

A NG cars' fuel tank is usually located in the vehicle's trunk area, which reduces the space available for other uses, especially for long distance trips. There is also the danger of explosions during rear end collisions. Overall, CNG vehicles are considered to be safer than gasoline powered vehicles.

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    related (and near dupe) skeptics.stackexchange.com/questions/9456/… – ratchet freak May 16 '12 at 20:49
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    @ratchetfreak I've created this question based on feedback from other users on that other question. It's in the linked bar on the right. – GregC May 16 '12 at 21:15
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    I'm pretty sure both fuel types are incredibly dangerous. Just ask Michael Bay. – Flimzy May 17 '12 at 4:51
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    @Flimzy I am missing the reference here. In his movies, diesel, petrol, and natural gas are equally glorious when blown up! – GregC May 17 '12 at 13:36

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