Hitchhikers could get more than they bargained for when a driver stops to offer them a lift, according to online motor broker, motorinsurance.co.uk.

In yet another riveting survey designed, no doubt, to show insurance as an enlightened sector, motorinsurance.co.uk found 40% of motorists stop for hitchhikers because they find them attractive, and 85% of these drivers are encouraged by the prospect of sex.

Backchat does not want to offend anyone, but could this be a new trend of kerb crawling with a twist?