FLIP flops are becoming part of Brits' daily wardrobe as temperatures continue to soar. But those who choose to drive in their summery shoes could find themselves in hot water if they are involved in an accident. While driving in flip flops isn't illegal in itself, wearing them could lead to a careless driving charge if they impede your ability to drive safely. Under Rule 97 of the Highway Code, drivers are advised they must have "footwear and clothing which does not prevent you using the controls in the correct manner". Flip flops could slip off, become wedged under pedals and prevent you from pressing the pedals with enough force to brake quickly, which could cause you to drive erratically or even lead to a collision. If you are stopped by police while driving in a potentially dangerous manner or your footwear is a reason for an accident, you could be charged with driving without due care and attention (careless driving). In the most serious cases, careless driving can attract a … [Read more...] about How driving in flip flops could land you a £5,000 fine, NINE penalty points and a driving ban
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You know the feeling - it's hot outside - and sometimes even hotter inside your car - so you make that trip to the park in your flip flops, or even barefoot to save the chore of repeatedly changing your shoes. And as Londoners have enjoyed temperatures hotter than Ibiza and Portugal recently it will be even more tempting to slide on those Summer shoes. While many of us take to the car to do the school run or go to work, two questions come to mind in the warmer months. 'Can I drive in flip flops?' and 'Can I drive barefoot?' often make people wonder what the law says in regards to this small, but very important factor which can affect your driving, Kent Live has reported. Read More Learning to drive? RAC rules do state that you are allowed to get behind the wheel, barefoot or in flip flops, as long as you can operate the controls safely. But the executive body that regulates driving tests in the UK, the Driving Standards Agency, has stated that: "Suitable shoes are particularly … [Read more...] about Can you drive barefoot or wearing flip flops in summer?
Formula One fans will want to get their hands on these latest designs from UK based brand Gandys London. McLaren has teamed up with the iconic British lifestyle brand to reveal a flip flop design with a difference. The limited edition flip flop will replicate the new Halo feature introduced to all cars in this year's F1 races - and they have already sold out twice. The Gandy story tragically began when the founders, brothers Rob and Paul Forkan lost their parents in the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami. So, they set up the travel inspired, charitable clothing brand in memory of their parents and the brand has gone from strength to strength. And, things are only looking up as word spreads of the Croydon brothers fantastic charitable work. Gandys London have currently sold out of this latest collection with McLaren, and here is why. 100% of the proceeds of the limited edition Gandys X McLaren flip flops will be donated to The Gandys Foundation. The MCL33 Halo Edition Flip Flops were created in … [Read more...] about Gandys London reveal flip flop collection with McLaren
There's been a joke for a while that F1's new halo head protection makes the cars look like flip flops. There have even been comparisons of a Ferrari-branded flip flop and the halo as a meme.But it appears McLaren boss Zak Brown, a "sponsorship guru" within F1, saw more to it than just a meme. He saw an actual opportunity: Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Gandy's is a British flip flop brand created by Rob and Paul Forkan after their parents were tragically killed in the 2004 tsunami in southeast Asia. The brothers also created a charity, Orphans For Orphans, to aid underprivileged children. McLaren and Gandy's will partner for the Australian Grand Prix and the company will produce 100 pairs of a limited edition flip flop, with all proceeds from sales going to Orphans For Orphans. A great idea for a great cause. … [Read more...] about McLaren Got a Flip Flop Sponsor for the Halo
Tongue has firmly been placed in cheek after McLaren announced that a flip-flop sponsor would appear on their Halo device. The Halo has widely been derided for how it makes the car look uglier and many have noticed its likeness to a sandal. McLaren have made full use of the joke and confirmed flip-flop manufacturer Gandys will appear on their Halo at the Australian Grand Prix as well as make a limited edition sandal for the McLaren merchandise range. "We are thrilled when McLaren came to us with this idea," said Gandys co-founder Rob Forkan. "By putting Gandys’ branding on the car’s Halo, we can help to strengthen the message behind our Orphans For Orphans initiative., creating a protective and inspiring environment for children at risk. "It is a step in the right direction for the safety of the drivers and a great step for Gandys. "On a personal note, as huge fans of Formula 1 and McLaren, this was an opportunity that was simply too good to pass up. "We … [Read more...] about Flip-flop sponsor to appear on McLaren’s Halo