How clean is your car? Steering wheels have nine times more germs than public toilet seats

21 Feb

By DAILY MAIL REPORTER

Keep this in mind next time you make a pit stop at a fast-food drive-through – the steering wheel of your car harbours nine times more germs than a public toilet seat.

Research has found that while 80 bacteria lurk on each square inch of toilet, around 700 harmful bugs inhabit the car’s interior.

The study also revealed that 42 per cent of motorists regularly dine while driving.

Sitting comfortably? The interior of the car harbours nine times more bacteria than a public toilet seat
Sitting comfortably? The interior of the car harbours nine times more bacteria than a public toilet seat

Only a third cleaned the inside of the car once a year, while ten per cent said they never bothered to wipe down surfaces or vacuum.

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