Everyday tasks 'on autopilot'

MOST people carry out everyday tasks on "autopilot", unsure whether they stopped at traffic lights and not remembering making a cup of tea, according to a report.

A survey of 5,000 adults by the Child Accident Prevention Trust also found fewer than half of parents moved hot drinks away from children, stored cleaning products safely or strapped their child into a high chair.

Katrina Phillips, the trust's chief executive, said: "The trick is to make safety part of your everyday routine and develop safety habits."

The report was published to mark Child Safety Week this week.