Drivers use cars to store £3.8bn of gadgets

| August 11, 2009 | 0 Comments

British drivers treat their cars as high security vaults, collectively storing an estimated £3.8 billion worth of gadgets and accessories in their vehicles, research by over 50s insurance specialist Saga has discovered.

The study found that one in five (22%) motorists over 50 keep valuables worth more than £200 in their car.

This exceeds the average cover for personal possessions offered by UK motor insurance firms.

However, Saga also found that drivers over 50 are more likely to keep their valuables out of sight or remove them altogether.

Andrew Goodsell, Saga chief executive, said: “The trend for in-car technology has led to a significant increase in the total value of a vehicle’s contents.”

Motorists should check they are adequately covered if the gadgets they leave in their car are stolen, Goodsell added.

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