Drivers will go miles for forgotten holiday items

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New research into driver behaviour has identified just how far daytrippers are prepared to go in order to fetch an item left behind when travelling in the UK this summer.

The findings from Halfords Autocentres highlight a shocking amount of waste, with over six million drivers being prepared to travel over ten miles - equivalent to in 1.7 million gallons of wasted fuel worth approximately £10.6 million.

However, more than one in ten drivers (13%) admitted to being willing to travel over 15 miles to retrieve something they had forgotten, which means the true figure could be significantly higher.