Hot drivers kick off their shoes

The summer heat has been blamed not only for an increase in road rage, but also for a rise in people driving without shoes.

A poll has found that 64% of drivers admit to engaging in potentially dangerous activity at the wheel, which as well as risking injury also carries with it the threat of increasedcar insurance premiums.

The number of motorists who admitted to road rage was up by 2% on last year, with a 4% rise in wearing flip-flops or driving shoeless.

The poll by Sainsbury's Car Insurance found the biggest offence was eating or drinking at the wheel.

Greater London would appear to be the safest place to drive, as just 54% of drivers there admitted "dangerous" driving this year while 72% of motorists in Yorkshire and Humberside admitted some form of potentially dangerous activity.

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