Last night I was reading up on all my news and I came across this story on the dangers of flip flops causing car accidents. All I can say is thank God someone is finally shining a light on this, up until now, taboo topic. The article pointed out many dangers of flip flops but finally got to its main point of how these seemingly innocent shoes are a menace to our roads. Why do we as a society choose to turn a blind eye to something that is endangering our very lives everyday? We’re so quick to blame alcohol for fatalities involving automobiles when the real culprit is right under our knees.
Sure they sound innocuous. And they look fun and flirty but beneath their facade lies an evil heart with bad intentions. Get behind the wheel of your car and your once sweet and beflowered shoe can turn on you grab your gas pedal and run you off the road – causing you to commit involuntary manslaughter and go to jail for at least five years (okay, six months provided you don’t try to stab anyone with a spork).
So while you’re partying it up during the rest of this 4th weekend, remember, friends don’t let friends drive wearing flip flops.