There are few things more Aussie than the warm rubbery feeling of thongs beneath your feet. Chucking on a pair of flip flops is almost enough of an excuse to head to the beach in the summer. They’re not suited for every occasion however, and one place they don’t belong is the driver’s seat. A pair of thongs gives your feet some much needed freedom, but to have full control over your pedals, you need precise control. Flip flops may slide around, confuse the space between your foot and pedal and even get stuck beneath them in the case of an emergency.
Loose-fitting footwear like thongs aren’t technically illegal. If you have an accident and authorities think it was a contributing factor however, you could be in hot water. We’d always recommend keeping a spare pair of shoes somewhere in the car so you’re never caught out. If thongs are the only footwear you have on you, even driving barefoot is usually a better option!