New poll finds motorists wearing wrong footwear in the car

A new poll from a major car insurance comparison website has found drivers are making odd choices when it comes to the type of footwear on their feet once they get behind the wheel.

Flip-flops, high heels, and slippers have all been adorning motorists’ feet, according to the online car insurance comparison website, with some drivers admitting to using their bare feet on the pedals.  This phenomenon isn’t just limited to footwear, either, with as many as one out of four motorists reporting wearing pyjamas while driving.

The research survey, which polled 2,000 drivers, discovered that as many as one out of ten drivers have worn slippers while behind the wheel, while 40 per cent of female motorists stated they had driven whilst wearing high heels.  19 per cent of those between the ages of 25 and 34 admitted that their motoring behaviour was risky, the survey found.

The main culprits for driving in slippers were men of that age group and women between the ages of 18 and 24.  Anyone over 55 years of age was found to be the least likely to put on their slippers before going out for a drive.

Men seem to be slightly less risky when it comes to footwear, as only 22 per cent of male drivers drove barefoot, in comparison to 24 per cent of female drivers.  Meanwhile, women were more likely to drive in flip-flops,with 39 per cent of females admitting to it, while only 27 per cent of men were also found to do so as well.

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