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Is It illegal to drive barefoot?

Huki68 2011/03/20 01:18:37
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  • Barefooter KW 2013/06/22 00:36:39
  • Subhankar Khan 2013/04/15 15:57:19 (edited)
    Subhankar Khan
    +4
    I think no it is not I have a young teen sister aged 18 year's she just got driving license and I have a maruti suzuki Sx4 which is does not drive she just revs it very hardly in barefoot after she comes back from college she opens her shoe and socks and starts revving immediatly the car's RPM guage rises up to 7 OMG every single day and black fume's come out of such high Quality car and my cuisine sister does like this whenever she comes to my hose her age is 21 I feel frightened that the engine does'nt blow up and nobody else even drives the car only my two sister;s rev it very badly is it good for the engine?
  • Ricky James 2012/10/10 23:45:18
  • naked_and_barefoot N.I.T. 2012/09/26 17:42:51
    naked_and_barefoot N.I.T.
    +1
    No it is not and back in the 70's when the Dr. Scholl's exercise sandal became a big fad with all of us girls the local police asked us to please remove them when driving a vehicle. The wood surface was very slick and on hot days with a sweaty foot they could slip off and cause you to miss the brake pedal.
  • Kruzer 2012/09/07 22:04:34
    Kruzer
    +1
    Its so cute when girls put their pretty pedicured feet on the dash!
  • This is W³ 2012/02/27 00:24:29
    This is W³
    +1
    No, it is not.
  • Otaku Link 2011/11/21 21:31:01
    Otaku Link
    +1
    In some states I think so. I really don't know.

    barefoot driving
  • Vegas Dude 2011/09/28 14:02:21
    Vegas Dude
    +1
    The timing of theis post just struck me. I just recently started driving barefoot more often. It is often very dificult for me to put on shoes and socks, so on trips where I don't have to worry about what I need to wear, I find that I tend to go barefoot.
  • Vegas Dude 2011/09/23 14:36:50 (edited)
    Vegas Dude
    +1
    I've actually done some research on this. There are absolutely no laws in the US regarding driving barefoot. Hell, I even did my driving test barefoot. I feel like I have more control over the accelerator and brakes. I get more feedback from the car too, and there's almost NO chance of my foot slipping off the pedals.
  • Michael 2011/08/27 20:03:21
    Michael
    +1
    It probably depends on the state.
  • fsadkjf ef 2011/05/08 17:05:49
    fsadkjf ef
    +1
    i dont think so
  • Pinball Wizard 2011/04/09 03:46:59
    Pinball Wizard
    +1
    According to the following links, yes & no.
    http://www.barefooters.org/ , http://tafkac.org/legal/drivi...
  • mg's haven~POTL~PWCM~JLA 2011/04/04 20:39:26
    mg's haven~POTL~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    I think it might have been here but i dunno about now
  • Demian 2011/04/02 11:35:59
    Demian
    +1
    hell yessssss
  • Myranya Demian 2011/04/03 03:00:42
    Myranya
    +2
    In spite of persistent myths in the US, there are NO laws against driving barefoot in ANY state. Unfortunately, this myth is so common that even some cops believe it... but everyone who believes this please see http://tafkac.org/legal/drivi... and stop spreading this myth.
  • Demian Myranya 2011/04/03 05:06:58
    Demian
    +1
    i dont understand the question. idk what law say. i drive how i want.
  • martin 2011/04/02 08:47:19
    martin
    +2
    no
    and u will arrive quickly
  • KATniss 2011/03/28 21:36:40
    KATniss
    +1
    no.....
  • skittlesgirl 2011/03/28 21:08:47
    skittlesgirl
    +2
    Yeah I think so. I heard that in my English class not too long ago
  • Myranya skittle... 2011/04/03 03:00:52
    Myranya
    +2
    In spite of persistent myths in the US, there are NO laws against driving barefoot in ANY state. Unfortunately, this myth is so common that even some cops believe it... but everyone who believes this please see http://tafkac.org/legal/drivi... and stop spreading this myth.
  • La 2011/03/28 09:14:32 (edited)
    La
    +2
    I believe so. It's illegal to drive in thongs here, too.

    illegal thongs guy wearing flip flops
  • Huki68 La 2011/03/28 13:28:35
  • Myranya La 2011/04/03 03:08:38 (edited)
    Myranya
    +1
    In Australia? Not illegal to drive barefoot there either, see http://phorums.com.au/archive... (post about halfway down by Sir Lex)

    In many places, no specific footwear is named as illegal, as long as you're in control of the vehicle. If you lose control of the vehicle and your choice of footwear is to blame, you can get in trouble for that, but that's not limited to bare feet and/or thongs. Any time *anything* you wear interferes with your driving and causes an accident, it's the same thing, loose slippers, high heels, chunky boots, slick soled dress shoes, but also a long scarf that blows into your face if you drive with the window open.
  • La Myranya 2011/04/03 04:41:17
    La
    +1
    It's illegal to drive with thongs in SA, but you're right, it's okay to drive barefoot.

    Check out Road Law and Road Rules, South Australia, Driver's Handbook 8th Edition.

    "Thongs or other types of footwear without an enclosed heel or heel support strap are not considered safe as they can interfere with the operation of the brake, clutch (if any), and accelerator pedals."
  • Myranya La 2011/04/03 13:44:18
    Myranya
    +1
    I read through the various letters again and you're right, the SA letter on the forum only mentions it's not illegal to drive without footwear. ('Neither the Road Traffic Act 1961 nor the Australian Road Rules contain any provisions requiring drivers to wear footwear while driving. I am not aware of any other South Australian legislation containing such requirements') but does not mention thongs. Since I'm always fully barefoot, that's the one part I really collect and order my sources for, and remember in detail for all countries, territories and states. I'll be more careful when speaking about thongs, heels, platforms or other shoes in countries/territories for which I don't get the question as often.
  • Vegas Dude La 2011/09/23 14:38:54
    Vegas Dude
    I absolutely love this pic. Do you have a full size version you can email me?
  • La Vegas Dude 2011/09/26 21:41:51
    La
    Uh....no. I mean, you can open the image in a new tab by itself and it's slightly bigger, but that's about it.
  • desi-cakes 2011/03/27 04:02:34
  • Laurenzo 2011/03/25 20:07:45
    Laurenzo
    +2
    Only if you have ugly or stinky feet!
  • Monix 2011/03/25 07:06:34
    Monix
    +1
    i hope not
  • audreyann97 2011/03/24 22:02:24
    audreyann97
    +1
    well i hope not lol
  • ITALIAN CLICKER 2011/03/24 01:36:41
    ITALIAN CLICKER
    +3
    Is it illegal to drive a vehicle barefooted?
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    American States

    Alabama:
    Barefoot Driving: Operation of a motor vehicle by a driver with bare feet is permitted. Exception: motorcycle rider.


    Ohio:
    Barefoot Driving: Operation of a motor vehicle by a driver with bare feet is permitted but not recommended.

    California:
    Barefoot Driving: Operation of a motor vehicle by a driver with bare feet is not prohibited.


    Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware,Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming: Barefoot Driving: Operation of a motor vehicle by a driver with bare feet is permitted.

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  • kylie 2011/03/23 03:18:25
    kylie
    +2
    no i cant imagine it would b........ otherwise everyone would get fines here in Aussie so i'm guessing it wouldn't b in the us either
  • ZILdeactivated 2011/03/23 02:24:17
    ZILdeactivated
    +2
    Not in Ohio.
  • Michael Hertel 2011/03/22 08:48:31
    Michael Hertel
    +1
    Some web sites on a quick google do claim that it is not illegal in any of the 50 states to drive bare foot.
  • kazooga1234 2011/03/22 08:14:44
    kazooga1234
    +2
    As far as I know it's not. That could just be my state. However, I don't see why anybody would want to. It would be painful to drive barefoot. I say just google it and stop posting stupid questions like these.
  • Nan 2011/03/22 04:46:51
    Nan
    +1
    I'm not really sure but I've done it occasionally, lol.
  • Myranya Nan 2011/03/22 07:52:47
    Myranya
    +2
    Then you'll like to hear that there are NO laws against driving barefoot in ANY state. See http://tafkac.org/legal/drivi... Happy travels!
  • twiggy 2011/03/22 00:46:56
    twiggy
    +1
    It used to be in Tennessee but not quite sure if its still on the books. But it was one of those laws that was never enforced unless you got pulled over and the cop was just really wanting to write a ticket.
  • Myranya twiggy 2011/03/22 07:58:03
    Myranya
    +1
    If they want to give you a ticket, they have options like reckless or unsafe driving, They can use that *if* being barefoot causes you to lack control, but that goes for any circumstances in which your footwear causes you to lose control of the vehicle. Heels or wedges or even dress shoes with slick soles can slip off the pedals too, flipflops or slippers can come off, a shoestring can become untied and either become tangled or distract you, snowboots can cause you to press the wrong pedal. It's not even limited to footwear, a shawl could blow into your face if you drive with the window open. But bare feet are not named by the law, so as long as you are in control of the vehicle, it should not be a problem. http://tafkac.org/legal/drivi...
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