Drivers warned they could face £5k fine for wearing flip flops behind the wheel

The Highway Code is constantly changing.

Recently a new regulation meant that Brits with self-driving cars could watch TV behind wheel.

Now since there are many motoring offences that could lead to hefty fines, Brits have been warned yet again.

Thanks to new research from the car finance experts Zuto, driving in flip-flops could lead to a lot of trouble if you're not too careful.

In fact, splashing pedestrians can be quite costly too as the company offered some tips to avoid fines.

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Under Rule 97 of the Highway Code, drivers are advised to wear footwear and clothing which doesn't distract them in the car.

Therefore, wearing flip-flops or even high heels could impact the way you drive and it's deemed to be breaking the law.

In some cases, motorists could be slapped with fines of up to £5,000.

The best way to get around as the UK temperature is slowly starting to increase is to bring an extra pair of trainers or flat shoes.

How to drive in the sunshine:

Invest in a pair of sunglasses: Keeping a good pair of shades will protect your eyes from UV rays.

But if you usually use glasses to drive, try some prescription lenses so your vision is not impacted and your eyes are protected.

Leave a greater distance between you and the car in front: Bright light reduces reaction time so leave extra room to be safe.

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Commenting on the research Lucy Sherliker, Head of Customer at Zuto, said: "It's important to know the laws of the road.

"Not only to avoid being financially penalised, but to also keep everyone safe while driving."

If you're looking for more tips on avoiding fines behind the wheel, visit the Zuto website.

Maybe we'll think twice about wearing flip-flops behind the wheel next time!

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