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Drivers don slippers and high heels

Published 20/03/2012 | 00:04

Some drivers take the controls wearing flip-flops, while others drive in bare feet, a poll found
Some drivers take the controls wearing flip-flops, while others drive in bare feet, a poll found

Motorists are driving on slip roads in slippers and on high roads in high heels, according to a survey.

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Some also take the controls wearing flip-flops, while others drive in bare feet, the poll by Confused.com found.

As many as 25% have driven while wearing pyjamas, while 19% of 25 to 34-year-olds consider their own driving habits are risky, the survey of 2,000 drivers showed.

As many as 10% have driven in slippers, while 40% of women admitted to driving in high heels.

The main slipper wearers were men aged 25-34 and women aged 18-24, while the over-55s were least likely to try driving in slippers.

The poll also found 27% of men and 39% of women had driven in flip-flops, while 22% of men and 24% of women have driven barefoot.

In addition, 10% have put on make-up as they drove while 15% of men have had a shave at the wheel.

Nearly half of drivers admitted to eating and driving at the same time, while 47% of men - but only 18% of women - check out other drivers to see if they are attractive.

Confused.com's car insurance head, Gareth Kloet, said: "Any behaviour that could cause you to drive without due care and attention should be avoided."

Julie Townsend, deputy chief executive at road safety charity Brake, said: "It's deeply worrying that many drivers have such little regard for their own and others' safety."

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