Brits warned they could face fines of up to £5,000 for simple error while driving

Motorists could also lose their license if the matter ends up going to court

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Motorists have been warned that they could face fines of up to £5,000 for wearing unsuitable clothing while driving.

The Highway Code’s Rule 97 says that drivers should ensure that “clothing and footwear do not prevent you using the controls in the correct manner.”

Drivers found to be in breach of the rule face on-the-spot fines of £100, while three penalty points could also be handed out.

But such a fine could be increased up to £5,000 and nine penalty points on your licence.

British motorists could be fined for wearing unsuitable clothing while driving
British motorists could be fined for wearing unsuitable clothing while driving
The official Highway Code book
The official Highway Code book

A driving ban could also be given to motorists if the matter is taken to court.

Among the clothing that could be deemed unsuitable include baggy jeans and maxi dresses, because both could get trapped underneath the pedals as you drive.

While drivers could face a separate £5,000 fine for wearing sunglasses while driving.

Rule 94 of the Highway Code says: "At night or in poor visibility, do not use tinted glasses, lenses or visors if they restrict your vision."

It suggests that drivers should instead use their visor to try and block the sun out.

The AA states: "Vision must remain clear and sufficient light to let you see properly must get to your eyes.

"Sunglasses sold for general use can be too dark for driving in.

"Plus, fashion frames could obscure your peripheral vision if they aren't the right style, so it's best to choose your shades carefully."