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Detailed text transcripts for TV channel - KGO - 20100923:10:45:00

my boyfriend's screaming, stop, stop, stop! i said, i'm trying, i'm trying! i went to press the brake and i pressed the accelerator because my foot was caught and we sped up. we hit the car in front with quite some impact. >> reporter: exactly how does the wrong shoe affect the way you drive? >> this is our test kit. >> reporter: at this crash center in derby, we tested a whole array of footwear, measuring that critical fraction of a second it takes to brake. in this stationary test vehicle, we simulated driving at 50 miles an hour. trainers came out best. it took just under half a second to hit the brake. stilettos were a bit slower, taking .52 seconds. flip-flops fared significantly worse at .60. wellington boots were a slow .66 seconds. wedges came out bottom at .69 seconds. the only thing in the highway code on shoes is not to wear anything that prevents you using the controls.

Brake , Foot , Boyfriend , Stop , Accelerator , Screaming , Reporter , The-hard-way , Car , Footwear , Impact , Shoe ,

Detailed text transcripts for TV channel - KGO - 20100923:09:15:00

my foot got caught between the accelerator and the brake because the shoe was so clumpy. my boyfriend's screaming, stop, stop, stop! i said, i'm trying, i'm trying! i went to press the brake and i pressed the accelerator because my foot was caught and we sped up. we hit the car in front with quite some impact. >> reporter: exactly how does the wrong shoe affect the way you drive? >> this is our test kit. >> reporter: at this crash center in derby, we tested a whole array of footwear, measuring that critical fraction of a second it takes to brake. in this stationary test vehicle, we simulated driving at 50 miles an hour. trainers came out best. it took just under half a second to hit the brake. stilettos were a bit slower, taking .52 seconds. flip-flops fared significantly worse at .60. wellington boots were a slow .66 seconds. wedges came out bottom at .69 seconds. the only thing in the highway code on shoes is not to wear anything that prevents you using the controls.

Brake , Foot , Shoe , Boyfriend , Stop , Accelerator , Screaming , Reporter , The-hard-way , Car , Footwear , Impact ,