Be Careful What You Wear On Your Feet Whilst Driving

As the weather improves drivers have been given a friendly reminder that they should make sensible choices in regard to what footwear they are driving in.

However, this law causes motorists a lot of confusion.

It is not illegal to drive in the UK wearing flip flops, sandals or barefoot – but there is a caveat to this.

Drivers are legally allowed to get behind the wheel with this type of footwear providing that they can properly control the vehicle. 

The footwear must not impact the way a car is driven or controlled and if it is deemed to be, then there can be issues.

It will become illegal if you put yourself, passengers or other road users at risk as a result of your reduced control due to your footwear.

The DVSA advises: “Suitable shoes are particularly important behind the wheel.

“We would not recommend driving barefoot because you don’t have the same braking force with bare feet as you do with shoes on.”

This advice applies to all types of footwear as flips flops could be as dangerous as heavy boots.

For more on this story, please visit – https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/cars/949072/driving-law-flip-flops-barefoot-car-insurance

Getting On ‘The Right Road’

Whatever your level of driving experience Surrey Driving Force can offer driving lessons in Surrey to suit you. From driving tests to refresher courses, our friendly and experienced instructors will help you to achieve your goal quickly and affordably.

  • Competitive rates
  • Friendly, patient and fully qualified Driving Instructors
  • Test success in as few lessons as possible
  • Convenient pick-ups from home, work or school
  • New, air-conditioned, dual control cars
  • Reduced driving lesson prices when you block book
  • Driving lessons seven days a week

As Well As Surrey Driving Lessons We Offer:

Don’t Forget!

Theory Test Pro – FREE!

Surrey Driving Force students have full access to premium content via Theory Test Pro whilst learning with us. This is a great resource and really helps our students pass their theory test first time. It’s also available as a free app to download on iPhone or Android, where again you can access the premium content.

Theory Test Pro

> Find Out More

Currently Browsing: Be Careful What You Wear On Your Feet Whilst Driving
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.