What footwear should I wear whilst I am driving?

Many of us don’t give a second thought to the shoes we are wearing when driving, that is of course until an accident or potential accident is the result of inappropriate footwear. Let the team at Mock Driving test advise you so you can avoid an accident or even a fine.  

Driving in Flip Flops

Driving in flip flops or sandals of a similar design is by far the most dangerous type of footwear to drive in. Pedals can easily get caught between the sole of your foot and the flip flop leading to a reduction of control to the vehicle and an increase in the amount of time it takes to brake.

Flip flops can also easily slip off whilst driving and get caught between or under the pedals. The focus of the driver is then to locate the flip flop, taking their attention off the road.

Driving in flip flops is a cause of traffic accidents. It’s a good idea to keep a pair of shoes suitable for driving in the car at all times. If a suitable pair of shoes are not available, a safer option is to remove the flip flops and drive bare foot.

Wearing flip flops while driving can also land you a fine of up to £5,000 and nine penalty points. The Highway Code states in Rule 97 that all drivers must have “clothing and footwear do not prevent you using the controls in the correct manner.”

So speak to the team and best your best foot forward to get your driving lessons on the road. Your safety is our priority. 

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