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1979 Super Beetle - Flip flops and a Volkswagen Super Beetle


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VEHICLE COVERED: 1979 Volkswagen Super Beetle Cabriolet

WHAT WENT WRONG: Summer is the season for classic cars. It’s also the season for sandals and flip flops – which increase the risk of an accident because they can slide off your feet or get caught on a pedal. That’s exactly what happened to the owner of a 1979 VW Super Beetle Cabriolet, who was wearing flip flops after spending the day at the beach with his son. While driving home, his flip flop got caught on the gas pedal at an intersection, and while trying to free it, he crossed the center line and struck an oncoming car. The Beetle owner and his son were injured and the car was damaged.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2012/06/21/Kick-off-the-flip-flops