Driving in wellies could land you in court


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Driving in wellies could land you in court

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Did you know this?

If you drive in your wellies in the UK, there is the prospect of being handed a £5,000 fine, getting nine points on your licence or appearing before court, The Mirror reports.

Rule 97 of the Highway Code started that drivers should ensure "clothing and footwear do not prevent you using the controls in the correct manner".

The Mirror reports that if you are in an accident, footwear could be held against you.

Poor footwear or wet pedals can be used as evidence in a reckless or dangerous driving charge. Also, if you are found to have acted irresponsibly, you can invalidate your insurance.

Research conducted by Aviva shows that 13% of motorists in the UK have driven in wellies.

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