In-car cuddling 'causes injury'

Although more than half of motorists enjoy getting amorous in a vehicle, nearly one in five people have suffered from an injury due to in-car kissing and cuddling, a new study has found.

According to the survey by insurance company elephant.co.uk, a back seat is the favourite spot of the 56% of drivers who enjoyed in-car love, while 6% admitted using the boot.

In-car amorous adventures caused hurt to as many as 17% of the 3,000 motorists surveyed. The injuries included a banged head, a pulled muscle, bashed elbows and knees, and a cricked neck, as well as damage caused by the gear stick.

The research added that drivers from south-west England are most likely to get romantic in car, with 61% favouring amorous adventures. Meanwhile, only 48% of Northern Irish drivers said that they enjoyed in-car kissing and cuddling.

Cars that are considered best for some lovemaking included a Volkswagen camper van, a Rolls-Royce, an Aston Martin, a Land Rover Discovery and a Volvo Estate. Elephant.co.uk managing director Brian Martin said: "I was surprised to see so many people admit they've used their cars in this way. The results show people's passion is a spur-of-the-moment thing - it seems some people just can't wait for the bedroom."

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