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22 December 2010

Drivers Warned: Beward the Christmas Tree Smash


After all the festive excitement of opening presents, cooking the turkey and visiting family and friends, for many of us, getting rid of the tired looking Christmas tree is something we do without a second thought.

The twelve days of Christmas gone, it’s bad luck to have the tree up, so it’s with a hint of nostalgia and a handful of memories that thousands of Brits head to the tip with a car full of pine needles.

However, glass repair and replacement specialist Autoglass, is warning motorists that disposing of Christmas trees can actually be an accident waiting to happen after the company has witnessed first hand the consequences of careless actions.

Each year Autoglass receives dozens of calls from drivers who have stuffed the tree into their car and slammed the boot shut or those who have braked suddenly with a loose tree in the back, resulting in it smashing through the front or back windscreen.

Samantha Day, communications manager at Autoglass, comments: “After all the enjoyment of Christmas, the last thing motorists want to deal with is a broken front or back windscreen at the start of the New Year. We’ve seen what can happen when such large objects aren’t loaded in to the car with precision or secured. We’re all a little fuzzy after the indulgence of the festivities, so we recommend drivers take a moment to think when loading up the car.”

 

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