Wednesday 24 May 2017

False leg among odd clutter in cars

A false leg, a week's worth of shopping and 200 jars of jam are among items that have been left in cars
A false leg, a week's worth of shopping and 200 jars of jam are among items that have been left in cars

A false leg, a week's worth of shopping and 200 jars of jam are among items that have been left in cars.

An ATM cashpoint machine even turned up in a vehicle that was stolen and then involved in a robbery, according to insurance company Churchill.

Other items discovered in vehicles when they have been recovered after an accident included a wedding ring and secret documents found in a diplomat's car.

The week's worth of shopping had been left in the vehicle for days, while many of the jars of jam were broken.

Tony Chilcott, head of Churchill car insurance, said: "We all carry around items that we do not need in the car all the time. Not only could it be an inconvenience if you were to break down or have an accident, the extra weight you are carrying around will use more fuel. With petrol prices hitting an all-time high, this will make every journey more expensive.

"Clutter can also be dangerous if it flies around and hits someone if the vehicle suddenly brakes. Rubbish on the floor such as bottles could roll under pedals, so make sure everything is secure that needs to be in the vehicle."

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