t is not just phones landing drivers in trouble – you can be hit with hefty fines and end up in court for some surprising things.

Even wearing the wrong shoes behind the wheel can make your insurance void.

A reader called Laura is still raging after falling foul of the law for wearing flip-flops.

She drove into the back of a car at a roundabout and the police turned up on the scene.

In the officers’ statement it ­noted she was driving in flip-flops. Two weeks later Laura, who lives in Dorset, got a court ­summons for careless driving, due to her shoes.

Another reader, Harriet, from Leicester, had a similar experience, this time for wearing high heels.

And while it is not illegal to drive in flip-flops or heels, if they ­impair your driving ability they can ­become key evidence in a ­reckless or dangerous driving charge.

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