Warning to every driver in sandals over risks to their insurance

With summer here and the promise of lots of sunshine, many of us are turning to lighter clothing as the temperature climbs. Jumpers will be swapped for t-shirts and shorts for drivers as Brits bask in warm weather.

However motoring experts have warned against wearing one item of clothing as it is frowned upon by the police and insurers. The advice was issued by specialist insurance broker ChoiceQuote.

A spokesperson for the company said: "While it may be tempting in the warmer months to swap your trainers for flipflops or summer sandals, in doing so you may accidentally invalidate your insurance. If you were to have an accident wearing what is deemed to be inappropriate footwear, it could result in your claim being rejected by your insurers.

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"Not only that but Rule 97 of the Highway Code states that drivers should not wear footwear that prevents them from using the controls in the correct manner. Failure to do so could result in a fine of up to £5,000 and a maximum of nine penalty points.

"It is imperative that drivers choose the correct footwear when setting off on their travels. It may be beneficial to keep some driver friendly shoes in the boot of the vehicle to swap into when necessary. "