What Are the Most Dangerous Shoes for Driving?

What Are the Most Dangerous Shoes for Driving?

Many people run out the door without considering how their attire could affect their driving abilities. However, your choice of footwear could be the difference between an accident and your well-being. Research shows that flip-flops and other types of footwear can be extremely dangerous when driving. One study reports that roughly 1.4 million collisions occurred when drivers’ sandals became trapped under vehicle pedals. The shoes did not allow these drivers to react properly and caused serious accidents.

Below is a list of additional facts regarding the dangers of wearing flip-flops behind the wheel.

  • Nearly 33% of drivers operate vehicles while wearing sandals.
  • Nearly one in ten of these drivers admit their sandals have been stuck under the gas or brake pedals at least once.
  • A person’s ability to brake or increase speed when necessary increases by an additional 0.02 seconds.
  • A normal driver is able to react within 0.02 seconds while a person wearing sandals reacts in approximately 0.04 seconds.

In other surveys, research proves that a number of other styles of footwear that can create dangerous driving conditions. These various types of footwear include those with excessively thick soles, thin soles, minimal surface areas, restricted ankle movement, weak structures, and footwear that lacks grip (which causes the foot to slip off the pedals.)

Other potentially dangerous footwear includes the following.

  • Platforms
  • Stilettos
  • Strappy sandals
  • Ankle-high or knee-high boots
  • Running shoes with thick soles

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