Do you have junk in the trunk?

Duvall Hughes’ children Tierra, 6, and Duvall, Jr., 3, peek over the back seat Friday at Hughes’ fairly empty trunk. Hughes of Manchester Township said he typically keeps emergency supplies, including jumper cables in his vehicle, but aside from a tire iron, a tire jack and antifreeze, his trunk is largely empty because of a recent move. DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS – CHRIS DUNN

Here’s a story I’m working on this week.

It’s about “junk” in the trunk of your vehicle.

State Farm and KRC Research did a survey recently and found that only 9 percent of drivers carried all of the emergency roadside supplies needed in the event of an emergency.

The items drivers need include:

  • Jumper cables
  • Spare tire
  • Hazard triangle/road flares
  • Flashlight
  • First aid kit
  • Water
  • Blanket

Instead, more than 60 percent of drivers had “junk” in their trunk, such as extra clothes and leftover food and drink containers.

OK, time to fess up. What do you have in your trunk — a Taco Bell wrapper, a pair of gym clothes you forgot about or the sand toys from your summer vacation?

And are you prepared in the event of an emergency?

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