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  1. Default These shoes are made for...

    I've read in a few sources that, in most states, it is illegal to drive without wearing shoes. Why is this?

    For me, as a tall guy, I find driving without shoes on major trips to be of great comfort as it gives me just a bit more leg room and my feet breath better. I always keep my shoes close by however.

    Am I in the minority here? But I am also one of those people who brakes with his left foot. My drivers ed teacher almost flunked me for this. heh.

    - JT

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    Mar 2005
    Tucson, AZ

    Default Urban Legend

    I believe (but you're on your own on this) that this is a myth and that no state actually has a law on the books requiring that shoes be worn while driving. Here is a similarly vague response to this age old question and at least one state that admits that it is legal to drive barefoot.


  3. Default Buck is correct

    According to information available from AAA, which I consider a reliable source, it is not illegal to drive without shoes in any US state.

    However, driving without footwear can result in increased injuries to feet and ankles in a crash. It is just as important to wear the right kind of footwear -- flip-flops are not a good idea, nor are anything with sharp pointy heels! Get yourself some nice Gucci racing slippers!

    All of that said, I sometimes kick my shoes off for a time while driving on a long trip for the additional comfort. Bob

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