I recently passed my test a few months ago and currently have a small 1.2 petrol opel corsa.
Last night a few of my friends and I decided we would go for a few drinks and I decided to be designated driver. I was running very late to pick them up and did not give much thought into my driving footwear. I popped on my heels (some white 5 inch high heel sandals for anyone who is interested) and popped into the car. For some strange reason the car was reluctant to start but after several attempts it started. This frustrated me and made me even more late.
As I Never gave much thought to driving in heels I didn’t think to take them off. I had no problems controlling the clutch or the break but the accelerator was a problem. I always push down the accelerator as hard as I can when driving as it is not a very powerful car but when I was changing up through the gears my right foot kept slipping off the pedal as I pushed it down quickly to accelerate. Over the course or the 30 minute trip it happened 10-15 times. When I picked up the rest of my friends I took them off and drove in my feet and had 0 problems.
Any other women out there have similar problems out of curiosity?
I cant drive in high heals very well either.
Lots of practice... but I get funny stares from my mates in the pub.
There was a girl on here a few years back who posted about a series of accidents she had, one of which was because her foot slipped off the clutch because of her heels. It's not a clever idea.