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How to reduce a brake way? Wear the right shoes!

Find out which shoes are better suited to control the machine, what increases the chances of getting in an accident. And can I do without shoes?

I confess that a couple of times had to move, being on vacation, barefoot — feeling very weird. And pedal, which until recently seemed perfectly normal, suddenly felt some unfriendly. And if you suddenly feel a sharp stone, involuntarily want to draw back the leg — what there pedals? So to drive without shoes somewhere relatively far away did not dare.

In the heat of the pedal can get very hot. Accelerator — the one constantly contacts the leg, but the brake and clutch when riding on the highway is used infrequently. So when you try to drive barefoot possible the same effect as from a sharp stone: foot instinctively will Udarnitsa…In the heat of the pedal can get very hot. Accelerator — the one constantly contacts the leg, but the brake and clutch when riding on the highway is used infrequently. So when you try to drive barefoot possible the same effect as from a sharp stone: foot instinctively will Udarnitsa…

It is no accident in the state of Alabama, drivers are forbidden to drive barefoot. Say someone had an accident because of the fact that I couldn’t click on the red-hot the pedal… the Same prohibition applies in Hong Kong.

Driving in flip-flops too uncomfortable, they will definitely fall off his feet and hammered somewhere under the pedal. It will not end well. According to the research results, loose on the leg shoes such as “flip flops” increases the driver’s reaction time of approximately 0.13 s — braking distance when it grows to a few meters. Move the foot from one pedal to the other lasts twice as long — what can I say?

What to boots and shoes, then resign ourselves to such suffering voluntarily still not worth it. The same applies to ski boots and all other “cystocoele”.

It is clear that all extremes are harmful. To operate the machine in the same boots very hard. Leg does not feel the feedback, and the adjacent pedal and then begin to “play to the beat”.It is clear that all extremes are harmful. To operate the machine in the same boots very hard. Leg does not feel the feedback, and the adjacent pedal and then begin to “play to the beat”. To get used probably and boots, and boots and drove the soldiers of the machines of former times in the war.To get used probably and boots, and boots and drove the soldiers of the machines of former times in the war.

And what to say about shoes? Better to remain silent, because I don’t quite understand how ladies generally wear high heels. But something tells me that led shoes the car has to be extremely uncomfortable. However, you can quote the statement of some ladies of the driver found on the forum:

“Heels — comfortable: they are sharp! You hit the Mat you like, and only a toe turn with the pedals and foot Mat crawl is not necessary, so as not to catch any of that, and pedals do not mix”.

What Shoe is the most dangerous?

In the UK for this reason has set up a special rating were as follows:

  • 51% Slippers or slates
  • 49% — barefoot
  • 38% — wedge shoes
  • 25% — light rag shoes soft soles
  • 18% — sandals

And it’s not just a personal opinion randomly interviewed people. In the UK due to uncomfortable shoes happens to about a million accidents a year! Not only that — fifth of the interviewed drivers said that they have never thought about the fact that the shoes are somehow able to influence the safety. Despite the fact that many of them were already in a dangerous situation because of the uncomfortable shoes — fortunately, without serious consequences!

According to the same survey 13,2% of drivers drive… in flip-flops! I think it’s a joke. Why spank in flip-flops from the couch to the car: it’s uncomfortable!According to the same survey 13,2% of drivers drive… in flip-flops! I think it’s a joke. Why spank in flip-flops from the couch to the car: it’s uncomfortable!Accidents of this kind happen, of course, and we have. Recently the barefoot driver of VAZ-2114 car managed to flip over the railway crossing near Ryazan. Last year unshoed the truck driver has rammed a concrete column in Kemerovo. Just a week ago personally observed under the Serpukhov, like the barefoot lady quizzically studied crippled her bambashi post, explaining the police crew that her “foot slipped”. The same picture was observed near the beach, near Kolomna lady failed to stop on a steep descent, because “the pedal is hot”. And in Belarusian Grodno barefoot driver decided to have a race to the bottom with the guardians of order.

What the Law says?

And where… In Germany the barefoot driver in the event of an accident may remain without insurance. It is forbidden to drive barefoot in Alabama and Hong Kong. In Azerbaijan, Main traffic police Department of Baku has threatened that the drivers wear while riding Slippers”flip flops” will be punished. In Belgium, traffic laws do not directly prohibit driving barefoot, however, the driver is required “permanent possibility of maneuver.” The Federal police is considering this article of the law as prohibiting driving barefoot, that may be an aggravating circumstance in case of accident.And monetary penalties? There are. For driving in the “flip flops” will have to pay 90 euros to the French police or 200 euros the Spanish. But the Russian traffic rules about shoes and Slippers, I found nothing. Don’t know whether it’s right or not. On the one hand, who cares if I’m driving? But on the other hand, there is prevention of crime — as with the same alcohol. And the driver in flip-flops is obviously more dangerous than the one in the boots.

What say the professionals?

This motorist can be seen, perhaps, on shoes. Especially with the mention “loud” brand of car.This motorist can be seen, perhaps, on shoes. Especially with the mention “loud” brand of car.

Those same racers shoes leather and suede impregnated with a non-flammable composition. Inside heat resistant lining. The sole is made of molded rubber goes behind the heel, protecting it from rubbing. But this is the pros. And offering mere mortals is, for example, Italian company Car Shoe, which is concerned with the production of shoes designed just for riding these same mortals in the car. A noble goal: that we try for those who value comfort while driving.

However, it is not only about comfort. The firm once the first released is the road shoes that have rubberized soles — so the foot does not slip on the pedals. Then came the moccasins with the rubber projections — the goal is the same. And then the firm TOD’s has decided that he can do the same thing, only better, and also began to produce shoes “for motorists”.

A colleague recently told me about the Ford study on the Shoe theme. The results surprised me: it turned out that the shoes does not pay attention to only a third of respondents. It means that two thirds pay? No, still slightly lower: 48% put on before the trip “proper” shoes…

Requirements for vorovskomu opinion, quite obvious. Sole — non-slip, no thicker than a centimeter, but at the same time not too thin. The ankle should not be restricted in their movements, and the pedal must be held down, not the crowd, but alone.

What is the desire of those ladies to look beautiful, it seems to me that shoes heels it is better to carry. Pulled up, threw the hole, change to elegant shoes and went to the theater…

Or even will still be beautiful!

How to reduce a brake way? Wear the right shoes!Photo: from archive of the authorAs to reduce a brake way? Wear the right shoes!

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