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Drivers warned over accessorising cars

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Motorists could be putting themselves at risk with their need to accessories their vehicles, it is claimed.

According to research from insurer Diamond, the average UK motorist spends £99 buying accessories such as fluffy dice, seat covers and dashboard ornaments to add their personal touch to a car.

In total, 57 per cent of drivers have added at least one small touch to their vehicle, with 15 per cent choosing novelty air fresheners.

However, Diamond insists that such items can actually obscure the view through the windscreen, creating limited visibility or even a blind spot that could cause an accident.

Diamond managing director Sian Lewis said it is understandable that drivers want to make their car into their own personal space.

"But car accessories should never impede the driver's vision in any way. If you are going to adorn your rear window with stickers or soft toys, make sure they don't obscure your view."ADNFCR-2576-ID-801288641-ADNFCR

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