Driving specialists from LeaseVan.co.uk have debunked seven driving myths to ensure Britain’s drivers are both safe and legal. These are LeaseVan.co.uk debunked driving myths:
1. Insurance depends on car colour
Its a common misconception that red cars are more expensive to insure, partly due to the thoughts that boy racers and more dangerous drivers will opt for a red car. This isnt true however, with car insurance being based on other important information.
2. Eating and driving
Eating and driving isnt illegal but if youre caught being distracted you could be fined 100. If you plan on going through a drive-through, you must also remember not to pay with your phone if your engine is on, as this is illegal.
3. Smoking and driving
You can't smoke in the car if youre travelling with children who are under the age of 18, to protect children from second-hand smoke. You should also be careful that smoking doesnt cause distraction.
4. Driving in bare feet
Its not illegal to drive in bare feet, contrary to popular belief. Flip-flops and sliders are also not illegal, with the law stating you must be able to operate the controls safely.