Dogs and coffee cups are among causes of accidents to car drivers, according to a poll.
Inappropriate footwear is also to blame for some crashes, a survey by insurance company More Than found.
The poll found that empty drinks containers, including coffee cups and bottles, were the main in-car items that cause accidents or near-misses.
Those surveyed reported that the containers rolled underneath their pedals and led to a smash or a near-smash.
Dogs clambering on to drivers’ laps to seek attention was another in-car hazard, as was inappropriate footwear such as high heels.
More Than managing director Janet Connor said: “The potential dangers and distractions outside the car are well known but, those within the car are often forgotten.”