WITH the UK looking forward to a heatwave over the next week, people will be opting for a cooler outfit to avoid overheating.

The Denbighshire Free Press previously reported that an extreme heat warning has been issued for large areas of Wales this week as the July heatwave continues.

People right across Wales have been enjoying the stunning weather over the weekend - and there's more good news as it is here to stay.

Temperatures are set to reach as high as 31C in some areas this week - including North Wales - but there are some top tips to avoid getting into trouble.

Car dealership Lookers have pulled together a guide on what clothing attire drivers should avoid wearing if they want to prevent a hefty fine.

Rule 97 of the Highway Code states that ‘the clothing and footwear you choose to wear whilst you are driving must not prevent you from using the controls in the correct manner.’

Whilst not strictly illegal, drivers should be cautious when making the below clothing choices to avoid landing a fine or penalty points.

Here's what could land you a fine:

1. Flip flops / sandals

A convenient footwear choice for the summer days, drivers should try to opt for a more suitable shoe choice when taking to the road to ensure maximum control of the pedals at all times. Trainers or other hard sole shoes should be worn with any other footwear packed away to be changed in to, if required.

2. No shoes

Although it isn’t illegal to wear no shoes when driving, this could put other people at harm and risk a £5,000 fine if deemed to be dangerous. Drivers should always ensure they are in full control when setting off to ensure maximum safety on the road.

3. Sunglasses

Drivers could be fined up to £2,500 if caught wearing the wrong sunglasses when driving. Wearing the wrong shaped sunglasses whilst driving could mean drivers peripheral vision is affected.

4. Maxi dresses

Whilst wearing a maxi dress or skirt is a popular summer outfit choice, excess material could get caught on the pedals and prevent full control. Drivers should be warned that they could risk a £100 on-the-spot fine and three penalty points for careless driving which could increase to a £5000 penalty, nine points or even a driving ban should the incident go to court.

5. Hats

Much like choosing the right pair of sunglasses, drivers should be careful should they choose to wear a hat whilst driving. If the hat should affect peripheral vision and prevent a clear view of the road then drivers could run the risk of a fine for unsafe driving.

An expert at Lookers said: “It’s best to use sun visors in your car when the weather conditions are bright, they were invented for the very purpose of allowing drivers to see the road clearly in the sun.

"However, if you feel it is necessary to wear sunglasses too, make sure you check the category of your sunglasses which should be labelled on the inside arm of the frame or would be on a packaging sticker when purchased.”