Don’t drive wearing flip-flopsAugust 11th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) Wearing flip-flops while driving can be dangerous as the foot can slip off the pedal while braking, warns a British expert after a survey revealed an increase in number of drivers who either wore flip-flops or drove barefoot.
A survey carried out by Sainsbury’s Car Insurance revealed that nearly one in five motorists said they drove barefoot or in flip flops in July, which was four percent more than the previous year.
Peter Rodger, chief examiner at the Institute of Advanced Motorists, said flip-flops were risky.
“Your foot can slide out of the flip-flop, particularly while you are braking, and therefore slide off the pedal. It is also inadvisable to drive barefoot,” Daily Express quoted him as saying.
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