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How driving in flip flops could land you a £5,000 fine

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As summer fast approaches it's tempting to live in your flip flops, but doing so could land you in serious trouble if you're caught behind the wheel in them.

Wearing flip flops while driving is quite common, with 39% of women and 27% of men admitting to having driven in the shoes. Whether you're popping out to the supermarket, heading to the beach or nipping down the road it can be tempting to grab the easiest pair of shoes to slip on.

But drivers may want to think twice about their footwear as flip flops could land you with a careless driving charge. Even though it is not illegal to drive in flip flops their lack of sole and support increases the risk of preventable accidents from happening.

Rule 97 of the Highway Code states that "before setting off you should ensure that clothing and footwear do not prevent you using the controls in a correct manner." A flip flop can also get caught underneath a pedal or be unintentionally flicked off which could lead to a potential accident.

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