Drivers can be fined up to 000 5,000 if they overturn their vehicles and carry them in flops or sandals.
As temperatures rise, it seems tempting to reach for summer shoes – but experts have issued a warning about the dangers of driving without the right shoes.
Although not technically against the law, while behind the wheel failed to wear the right shoes in violation of Rule 97 of the Highway Code 97 and collided with it as driving without proper care and attention. can go.
The RAC has compiled a list of what shoes you should and should not wear while driving – and sandals, flip flops and bare feet do not make the list.
Large-scale running shoes and high heels are also unlikely to be considered safe, according to reports Mirror.
According to the rule states of the highway code, you must have shoes and clothing that “does not prevent the control from being used properly”.
If you are in an accident and the police see you walking barefoot or barefoot, you are liable for “driving without proper care and attention” – including a ڈالر 100 fine and three on the spot. There is a fine. Points on your license.
If it goes to court, it carries a maximum fine of 5,000, nine fine points and possibly a driving ban.
Saleem Kanag, from the insurance firm Anjini, said:[Flip flops] Get stuck between your feet and the pedals, slip under the pedals, if your feet are wet, they will affect your ability to break if you need to.
“Driving in flip flops can create a dangerous driving environment, and can put you, your passengers and other road users at risk.”
According to RAC “Although light, lightweight and poorly fitting shoes can be dangerous, so can strong, sturdy shoes, such as walking or snow shoes.”
“It is important to have a good base and grip to put pressure on the pedals, but you need a certain amount of fines for manipulating the controls.
“If not, you can hit the brakes and accelerator together, which is a mouth-watering event.”
The RAC instructed which shoes to wear.
Your shoes should:
a should not be more than 10 mm thick
The sole should not be too thin or too soft
Give enough grip to prevent your feet from slipping off the pedals
Don’t be too heavy
an Do not restrict the movement of the ankle
Narrow enough to avoid accidentally pressing two pedals at the same time
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