With the summer heat beginning to make its mark, this upcoming July will likely be quite the scorcher. Unlike any other season, drivers will be experiencing intense amounts of heat when they leave their cars out in the open this summer. While there are many concerns that come to mind regarding children, animals, and gas, there is a specific concern that, with the Fourth of July coming around, needs to be addressed: What might happen if a hot car houses fireworks?
Well, that. That could happen.
Keeping something that’s meant to explode in the night sky inside of a hot car is dangerous. Regardless of the results, if a firework were to go off inside of a car, the potential threat that it poses to a driver and those around them would be tangible. No one wants to be in a small space with a firework, especially on the road where they least expect it.
Thankfully, it’s unlikely that this will occur naturally due to the particulars of igniting a firework. While the sun is, to the layman, hot, the amount of heat that would be needed to get fireworks up and out is much more than the sun already provides. Unless the igniter is using concentrated heat from a certain glass (refer to the heat produced by angling a magnifying glass), there’s no way that the glass from a car would set anything ablaze; if it was able to, car fires would be a rampant issue!
So for those looking to store their fireworks in a car, know that the danger posed by the summer heat can do nothing to your upcoming display. We hope you enjoy your celebration of American history with the safety and attention you would give to your driving experience.