Your outfit can impact the way you drive and may lead to greater danger behind the wheel and on the road. For most people, they get ready for the day, get into their car and drive to their destination without thinking about what they’re wearing. Here are some useful tips to make sure you’re wearing the right gear when driving.
Choose the right shoes.
Never go barefoot as you have to put pressure on the pedals which your shoes can do a lot easier, and we do not advise wearing flip-flops or open-toed sandals as they can get caught between the pedals. Wearing a sturdy pair of trainers or shoes is the best option when driving. You can always leave your favourite shoes in the boot of your car and change into them once you arrive at your destination.
Get enough legroom.
Your trousers can restrict your movement. For example, skinny jeans are designed to be upright and therefore they barely bend. Go for trousers that are loose enough for your legs to move around in.
Wear the correct clothes.
Following on from skinny jeans – before getting into your car, think about the type of clothes you’re wearing. If they’re tight-fitting, they will limit your movement in the driver’s seat of your car.
Ditch the distracting fashion accessories.
Smartwatches now have the ability to connect to your phone. So even if you’ve put your phone out of sight and on silent, will your watch vibrate when you receive a message or call? Either change your settings to avoid this or put the smartwatch away with your smartphone.