The selling of an in-car microwave oven from one of the biggest and best specialist retailer of consumer electronics, was declared "perfectly safe" by a team from a top driving and road safety organisation today.
The Top-of-dashboard mounted unit, which retails for £130 and works off the cigar lighter, will warm a pie in 1 minute or cook a full roast and two veg meal in 3 minutes, including gravy.
Experts say they cannot envisage a lorry driver using the oven while driving down the motorway, or using it's internal light to read maps by. The microwave is the latest innovation for in-car use, following on from the DVD/television, fridge, kettle, satnav and in-car washing machine. Whilst the washing machine was causing problems with vehicles steaming up, no such problems are envisaged with the microwave.
Police have said that anyone caught using an in-car oven while driving and ploughing into the back of a car would probably get 3 points on their license.