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Cant see a problem with it, can feel the pedals more barefoot, tend to drive like that in summer as feet get hot
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I agree with Moi! I have some sandles (open toe) that are veryt comfortable for driving - and don't catch on pedals.

In the summer you can't beat turning the climate control to COLD - blowing at your feet, windows down and sun roof back! I know aircon + open window = waste but it causes less global warming than stinky feet!!
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Originally Posted by Horatio View Post
Inappropriate footwear? That would probably explain it. No doubt it's down to the interpretation of a fuzzy, vague, British law being used and abused out of context (as usual.)

The way I see it, if it's 'inappropriate footwear' then surely there must be footwear involved. If there isn't any, then that's like citing inappropriate behaviour when someone hadn't exhibited any behavour at all.

That's not to say that the law wouldn't see it differently, and as a motorist, I'm used to being guilty until proven innocent. Still, given the choice between painful shoes and driving barefoot, I'll probably still drive barefoot.
I believe that it is inappropriate footwear, ie. flip flops, or footware that can be caught on or between the pedals that the code refers to. I believe it is ok to drive barefoot.

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Hi was the heels hurting you little tootsies Horatio
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Its probably safer than driving in heels (do you find this horatio?)

Don't know how many time my stiletto heels have got caught between the foot rest and the carpet join - nearly had a few accidents with that one
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