The clutter in our cars

A 13ft trampoline, hundreds of bags of mints and a stag’s skull complete with antlers are just some of the items people keep in cars, a Government survey revealed today.

Many motorists use their cars as mobile wardrobes, with men (20 per cent) almost as likely as women (25 per cent) to keep shoes or clothes in their car boots.

One woman from north west England built up clutter in her car over two years, with items including a kettle, a sandwich maker and two vacuum cleaners.

Another car owner, a 25-year-old marketing executive, had unopened Christmas presents in her vehicle that she had been given two years before.

The survey was carried out by the Department for Transport.