MORE THAN one in 10 people have admitted to having a road accident due to wearing inappropriate footwear, claims new research that marks the start of Road Safety Week.
Flip-flops, high heels or even no shoes at all were cited as principal reasons for collisions in a study by insurance specialist 1st Central.
Driving in heels or barefoot is not specifically illegal, although the Highway Code makes provision for inappropriate footwear.
However, more than a quarter of people questioned thought wearing heels or going barefoot is against the law, casting doubt on how much people really know about safety and the law when behind the wheel.
But 20% owned up to driving barefoot anyway, while 29% said they have driven in high heels.
According to the research, half of Brits keep shoes in their car and 10%...