Is it illegal to drive barefoot or in flip flops in the UK? – Here's what you need to know

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With summer finally here, folk will be out there driving their cars and vans in clothes that don’t come out of the wardrobe that often.

You will witness all manner of horrors from people driving with no top on, swimming tops, vests and crop tops. The usual footwear in these barmy times range from sandals to flip flops and even some opting to drive bare foot.

But is this legal - and what does the law state around driving in particular pieces of footwear?

According to the Driving Standards Agency, the regulatory body for UK driving tests said: "suitable shoes are particularly important behind the wheel.

"We would not recommend driving barefoot because you don't have the same braking force with bare feet as you do with shoes on."

There is further useful comment from the RAC on the CarLease247 website.