Dogs and coffee cups a crash danger
Published 25/11/2012 | 08:24
Dogs and coffee cups are among the causes of accidents reported by car drivers.
Inappropriate footwear is also to blame for some crashes, a survey by insurance company More Than reveals.
The poll found that empty drinks containers, including coffee cups and bottles, were the main in-car items that cause accidents or near-misses.
Those surveyed reported that the containers rolled underneath their pedals and led to a smash or a near-smash.
Dogs clambering on to drivers' laps to seek attention was another in-car hazard, as was inappropriate footwear such as high heels.
Scrapes or near-misses from such incidents were most rife in London, followed by the West Midlands and Wales.