May 14, 2014

Inappropriate Driving Footwear

Young drivers aged 18 to 30 are most likely to wear inappropriate footwear whilst driving with 29% admitting to wearing high heels or sandals whilst driving. Some motorists have even admitted to driving barefoot, putting themselves and other road users at risk.

Of older drivers, on the other hand, only 15% have admitted to donning inappropriate footwear when driving.

Experts say that drivers who do not wear flat shoes with a firm grip could find their feet slipping off the brake or clutch pedals of their cars, putting them at risk of having a crash.

57% of young drivers believe they are better drivers than anyone else; however, 59% of young drivers admit to driving with one or no hands on the wheel, 56% admit to accelerating through amber light, in addition to driving in inappropriate footwear, compared with 34% and 32% respectively for older drivers.

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