August 21. 2018
There isn’t too much of a good reason as to why a person would want to drive barefoot. But, in some cases a person may be just dropping off a friend and heading back home. Driving barefoot is legal in all 50 states. However, when you get out of the car you may not be able to walk inside of a store barefoot. There is usually a “no shoes, no service” policy in most stores. Even though driving barefoot is legal in all 50 states there are some risks that are debatable because some people assume that driving barefoot is illegal. Ohio actually wrote a warning into it’s law stating that operation of motor vehicle by a driver with bare feet is permitted but not recommended.
Driving shoeless may not break a law but it is not very smart. Bare feet can easily slip off the pedals and even cause drivers to miss the pedals. This is because bare feet does not have the same braking force as shoes in an emergency situation. Also, bare feet are much likely to be cut or burned from broken glass. Bare feet driving is not a crime, but a reckless or negligent driving charge could result if you bare feet were somehow responsible for an accident. It would most certainly be a factor in determining fault for the collision and who makes the car insurance claim.
If you insist on driving barefoot keep a pair of sneakers in the car, put your shoes on the passenger side to prevent them from rolling under the pedals, do not drive barefoot with wet feet because they are most likely to slip off the pedals, and never Armor-All your pedals because it makes them as slippery as ice.
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