UK Drivers Can Be Fined £5,000 For Wearing Baggy Jeans
24 May 2021
Baggy jeans may be coming back into still but it could be become a very expensive fashion choice that could land you a £5,000 fine.
From baggy jeans, to flip flops and skirts these types of clothes are viewed as potentially restrictive, impairing you form controlling your car and could pose potential road safety hazards.
Rule 97 of the Highway Code states: “The clothing and footwear you choose to wear whilst you are driving must not prevent you from using the controls in the correct manner.”
If an officer felt your attire matched the aforementioned you could get a £100 fine and three points on the spot. If the matter was escalated you could be sitting in courting facing the maximum penalty of £5,000, nine penalty points, and even potentially a driving ban.
Alastair Grier, managing director of vehicle financing company CarMoney said: “The price of your car insurance is also going to increase dramatically if you are involved in a car accident, and you were behind the wheel in inappropriate clothing that forced you to drive carelessly.”
So to avoid a hefty fine avoid or at least try not to get caught wearing baggy jeans, flip flops/sliders, chunky boots, high heels, sunglasses, skirts and dresses while driving.