Women in high heels risk driving accidents in UK
You need to make sure to have proper footwear while driving. Wearing wrong footwear can lead to serious accidents on road. A new study has revealed that more than 11.5 million women put their and others life at risk by wearing inappropriate footwear in UK.
Insurance figures show that women driving in stilettos could be endangering their lives, with four out of five female drivers admitting to wearing inappropriate footwear.
Flip-flops and slingbacks also make a car harder to control, meaning out of the UK's 14.3 million female motorists, 11.5 million could be at risk.
Insurance company Sheilas' Wheels surveyed 750 women - out of these, 75 admitted having an accident or "near-miss" because their shoes had slipped off or got stuck between or under the pedals.
Almost a quarter said they could not be bothered to change shoes before they started driving, even if they knew the ones they were wearing were unsafe, with a third admitting to wearing flip-flops.
Sheilas' spokesman Jacky Brown said: "It's astonishing so many women are putting themselves, passengers and other drivers at risk.
"Stilettos, slingbacks and flip-flops aren't the sensible choice."
The news comes after it emerged that the number of deaths at zebra crossings in Britain trebled in the past year.
Low fines, the reluctance of motorists to stop and, in some cases, lax design are thought to be behind the rising death and injury toll.