Chances are, when you are getting dressed for work, to run errands or to
go out, you aren’t considering how safe your shoes are or aren’t
for driving. But, did you know that your footwear selection can actually
be the difference between a
serious collision or safety. It’s true.
In fact, statistics prove that nearly 1.4 million car crashes occurred
when drivers’ sandals were caught under the various control pedals
(clutch, brake, and gas). These drivers’ selection in footwear made
it impossible for these drivers to perform necessary maneuvers while driving.
In addition, research determines the following facts about driving while
- Roughly 33% of all motorists drive while wearing flip-flops.
- About one in ten of these individuals admit their flip-flops have gotten
stuck under the clutch, brake, or gas pedal at least once before.
- A motorist wearing the right footwear, driving in normal conditions, can
react within 0.02 seconds. On the other hand, a driver wearing flip-flops
takes twice the amount of time to react.
Additional research shows that various other shoe choices can create extremely
hazardous driving conditions as well. Most of these “dangerous for
driving” footwear selections include those made with thin soles,
thick soles, minimal surface areas, limited ankle movements, weak builds,
and gripless or slippery soles.
Below is a list of some specific examples:
- Stiletto heals
- Sandals with numerous straps
- Knee-high boots
- Ankle-high boots
- Running shoes made with thick soles
- Tennis shoes made with thick soles
- Non-gripping footwear such as bowling shoes
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