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DRIVING IN SANDALS

Post by TandC » Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:21 pm

Heard a story today of someone fined 85 Euros on the spot for driving in sandals. Anyone know if this is legit?t

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Re: DRIVING IN SANDALS

Post by memory man » Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:29 pm

Possibly the same story as this..................

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Re: DRIVING IN SANDALS

Post by trevnhil » Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:48 pm

I don't think there is any problem driving in Sandals, they are strapped to your feet.. As Brian mentions Flip flops are dangerous..
When you say you heard the story today... Where from ???
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Post by TandC » Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:58 pm

The fact that it is an "on the spot" fine makes me suspicious.Normally I think you get a ticket and pay at the bank.

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Post by TandC » Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:04 pm

Heard the story just in"conversation"-could be just a Cyprus Rumour? I have seen many motorcyclists in Flip Flops!!

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Post by trevnhil » Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:21 pm

I think, but am not sure, that the term 'on the spot fine' means you are given a ticket with a fine on it.
You pay the ticket at any bank. If you don't pay or challenge the ticket then I think it goes to court .
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Post by TandC » Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:13 pm

In this intance they were asked(I am told) to stump up there and then?

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Post by trevnhil » Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:23 pm

Wow, That is a 'new' trend... I was not aware that the police or wardens were allowed to take money (cash) off people .. I wonder if they asked for and got a receipt.. ?
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Post by Jim B » Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:52 pm

I often drive in my bare feet, that's if I'm wearing flip flips I take them off.

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Post by WHL » Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:58 pm

As far as I know, no one takes money there and then, probably one of the , I heard it down the pub myths

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Post by JimX » Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:00 am

No such thing as ''on the spot fines'' you get a ticket and pay at most banks, speaking from experience. :x
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Post by memory man » Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:18 am

trevnhil wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:21 pm
I think, but am not sure, that the term 'on the spot fine' means you are given a ticket with a fine on it.
You pay the ticket at any bank. If you don't pay or challenge the ticket then I think it goes to court .
I agree with Trev.

What if you don't have enough cash on you
or a credit card! then you cannot pay an 'on the spot fine'.
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Re: DRIVING IN SANDALS

Post by STELIOSBWFC » Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:21 pm

In the summer when I'm over I always carry a pair of trainers in the boot. Or drive bare foot which is not as easy as you think.

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Post by trevnhil » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:33 pm

But I still feel there is nothing at all wrong with driving in Sandals. The ones I wear, and drive in, have two Velcro straps that keep them on my feet..
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Re: DRIVING IN SANDALS

Post by Uncle D » Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:29 pm

It must have been flip flops sandals are fine

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Re: DRIVING IN SANDALS

Post by Kili01 » Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:57 am

Yes, I drive wearing good sandals which have 3 velcro straps, 2 over the foot and one around the heel. They are fine, never move. But I would not drive wearing flip flops or with bare feet. It’s common sense.
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Post by Ams » Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:41 pm

When a friend of a friend was stopped last summer, the policeman told her that it was illegal to drive here in any shoes that don't have back, so sandals with a strap round the heal are fine, but sandals with nothing to hold it in place at the back are not. She was also told that you are not allowed to drive barefoot here - the policeman wouldn't let her drive home, in her sandals or barefoot, she had to call her husband to bring her some shoes.

I can't say for sure this is true, as I didn't hear it directly myself, and it's never happened to me, but my friend was told it directly by the person it happened to. I can't remember if she was actually fined, or just given a warning.

I don't agree with the backless aspect myself, there are plenty of sandals that don't have a back but have good straps across the foot that keep it firmly in place. I keep a spare pair of shoes with a back in the boot, just in case...

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Re: DRIVING IN SANDALS

Post by mouse » Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:44 pm

So does this mean it is legal to drive in 6 " heals ?? If the shoe has a back. Don't see why stellios finds it hard to drive bare foot, I have a manual and see no difference to wearing shoes, although must admit flip flops can flip and flop about too much, so just bare foot. I believe bare foot is illegal too ?

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