A survey of 2,000 adults has revealed that more than one in four drivers in the UK have the habit of eating in their cars regularly.
According to the survey conducted by the Calor Gas company, 28% of drivers eat food while travelling in their vehicles at least once a week.
Nearly 50% of youngsters between the ages of 18 and 24 eat in their vehicles weekly, while the proportion of 'dashboard diners' is just 21% for those over 55.
With such habits, dashboard diners might increase their chances of experiencing an accident, which could lead to car insurance claims.
Four in five older drivers say they always keep their car clean, compared to youngsters, who according to the study have the messiest cars. A third of young respondents admitted that their vehicles are littered with used drinks bottles and food wrappers.
The survey also revealed that drivers in the north-east of England are most likely to stop for a bite while on the road.
© Press Association 2011