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Is It illegal to drive barefoot?

Huki68 2011/03/20 01:18:37
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  • Myranya Brother Bo 2011/03/21 07:35:24
    Myranya
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    Maybe in the 60's, several people have mentioned it was back then, but not anymore. 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.
    For Kansas the info is also included in this article: http://cjonline.com/stories/0...
  • mysticmatriarch 2011/03/21 01:44:11
  • Myranya mysticm... 2011/03/21 07:35:42
    Myranya
    +1
    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.
  • Shelby 2011/03/21 01:43:00
    Shelby
    +1
    here in australia it is.
  • Myranya Shelby 2011/03/21 07:38:07
    Myranya
    +1
    Nope, it's not illegal to drive barefoot in Australia. It's not even as common a myth as it is in the US, but even so, someone has written the various territories and the replies show that driving barefoot is not illegal. The letter and responses are posted in this forum thread: http://phorums.com.au/archive... (post about halfway down by Sir Lex).
  • maggied45 2011/03/21 01:40:15
    maggied45
    +2
    You can drive a car barefoot, but not a motorcycle.
  • apachehellfire65 2011/03/21 01:39:15
    apachehellfire65
    +1
    in maine they used to summons you for not wearing shoe's while driving. don't know if they still do though.
  • Myranya apacheh... 2011/03/21 07:38:28
    Myranya
    +1
    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.
  • apacheh... Myranya 2011/03/21 11:29:38
    apachehellfire65
    +1
    not a myth, i had a aunt summoned about four years ago. they charged her with unsafe operation. because she was not wearing shoe's.
  • Myranya apacheh... 2011/03/21 13:16:27
    Myranya
    They can write you up for 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. Any time *anything* you are or aren't wearing causes you to lose control of the vehicle, that can and will be written up as careless or reckless driving. 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.

    If the officer wrote your aunt up for it while she was stopped during a routine traffic stop, and she did not have any problems controlling her vehicle, then she is another victim of the myth, rather than proof that it does not exist. As I mention in my first answer to you, it is such a common myth even some officers believe it, and many people do not know any better either so they do not challenge the ticket. This is exactly the reason why this myth has become my pet peeve and I spent so much time fighting it!
  • JessieVilleneuve 2011/03/21 00:54:06 (edited)
    JessieVilleneuve
    +1
    ya i think it is at least thats what i was told its a stupid law but when you think of it it does make sense. but i think it depends what contry or state your in... me in canadian so i think it is here
  • Myranya JessieV... 2011/03/21 07:39:05
    Myranya
    +1
    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. Canada is also included on this page, it is not illegal there either!
  • JessieV... Myranya 2011/03/21 13:34:47
    JessieVilleneuve
    ok thanks i was not sure thanks for clearing that up for me
  • ripley 2011/03/21 00:49:19
    ripley
    +1
    i think meh mom told me it wuz when i wuz bout 4
  • Myranya ripley 2011/03/21 07:39:17
    Myranya
    +1
    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.
  • ripley Myranya 2011/03/21 19:17:38
    ripley
    all sed wuz i think meh mom told me it wuz
  • marcello7 2011/03/21 00:43:33
    marcello7
    +3
    Driving barefoot is not illegal in most states,Its about time that the truth is revealed.
    I drive barefoot all the time and never a problem.A cop pulled me over for a broken tail light and saw me driving with no shoes,he said why I was barefoot.i said because its comfortable.
  • Monkey's Uncle 2011/03/21 00:39:23
    Monkey's Uncle
    +1
    I do all the time, for some reason stores don't sell shoes for bonobos.
  • Idc anymore 2011/03/21 00:34:11
  • Jackie 2011/03/21 00:24:10
    Jackie
    +1
    I always thought that it was. Shoes are suppose to give better traction on the pedal. But I can't imagine that is true with high heels. So perhaps it is a old wives tale.
  • Myranya Jackie 2011/03/21 07:40:18
    Myranya
    +2
    Yup, it is an old wives tale! Unfortunately a very common one.. but there are NO laws against driving barefoot in ANY state. Unfortunately, this myth is so common that even some cops believe it... but see http://tafkac.org/legal/drivi...
  • Maximus 2011/03/20 23:19:39
    Maximus
    +1
    What! no, I drive barefoot a lot. It feels more comfortable and I can feel the car more. Besides, how can anyone know your driving barefoot?
  • Ace 2011/03/20 23:10:22
    Ace
    +1
    good lord i hope not. that would make driving sound less fun.
  • lonewolf 2011/03/20 22:45:40
    lonewolf
    +1
    lmao. don't know
  • Candi; Bella 2011/03/20 22:43:51
    Candi; Bella
    +1
    ive heard yes, but i do it....i mean i dont do that its bad!! lol
  • Myranya Candi; ... 2011/03/20 23:41:48
    Myranya
    +1
    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.
  • Tresa 2011/03/20 22:25:55
    Tresa
    +1
    I've always heard that it was but did it anyway since no one could prove it to me.
  • Myranya Tresa 2011/03/20 23:41:43
    Myranya
    +1
    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.
  • Allera 2011/03/20 22:21:59
  • karma 2011/03/20 22:15:14
  • Myranya karma 2011/03/20 22:19:22
    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.
  • karma Myranya 2011/03/20 22:25:10
    karma
    +1
    my mom got pulled over and when he said get out of the car she got a ticket for not wearing shoes
  • Myranya karma 2011/03/20 22:36:29 (edited)
    Myranya
    +2
    As I said, unfortunately, this myth is so common that even some cops believe it. Did she fight the ticket, or did she just pay it? If your mom still likes to drive barefoot, give her the link to bookmark and check some other links in this thread also, with officers stating in news articles that they recommend bare feet over footwear like heels and flipflops. A ticket like that should not stand in court!
  • kent Myranya 2011/03/21 00:04:25
    kent
    +3
    A ticket issued any where in Canada must have the act or code violation stated on it, including the section . number and which act or law it applies to. Cops aren't allowed to apply laws that don't exist just because they are too lazy to read the traffic act.
    "Because I said so " is not grounds to be charged with an offense.
  • karma Myranya 2011/03/21 00:22:31
    karma
    +1
    sure whatever! see ya!
  • Myranya karma 2011/03/21 07:44:57
    Myranya
    +1
    You sound pretty sceptical.. I know it sounds ridiculous that people actually get ticketed for some offense that doesn't exist. Unfortunately it is very true, please if your mom still drives barefoot sometimes do her a favor and give her the links, at least let her decide for herself if it's true or not. I am very sure of my information, so it will save her some money if this ever happens again.
  • USER DEACTIVATED 2011/03/20 22:13:13
    USER DEACTIVATED
    +1
    I really don't know....
  • Xx ☠Shadow's Darkness xX 2011/03/20 22:12:01
  • Sour Patch Kids 2011/03/20 21:56:31
    Sour Patch Kids
    +1
    If it is its dumb as hell :3
  • stormygirl1216 2011/03/20 21:53:30
    stormygirl1216
    +1
    why would it be. cause if it is thats really stupid.

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