Over 95% of drivers 'leave gadgets in cars'

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Over 95 per cent of motorists in the UK have admitted to leaving expensive gadgets in their cars, according to new research.

The study by insurance provider swiftcover.com found that one in three also leave pricey belongings in full view on the seat or dashboard, meaning many products are at risk of theft.

Managing director of the provider Tina Shortle said that devices including mp3 players and mobile phones are "a thief's dream".

"They are easy to snatch, easy to conceal and because they are desirable items, easy to sell on," she explained.

"We strongly urge drivers to take 30 seconds to check their vehicle and to lock their gadgets in the glove box or boot when parking, even when leaving their car unattended at a petrol station."

Previous research by swiftcover.com claimed that drivers in the UK could be saving an estimated £1.9 billion on car insurance premiums by shopping around online for the best products and prices available to them.

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