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post #1 of 10 Old 06-29-2008, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
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driving barefoot

I was wondering why it would be illegal to drive a motor vehicle barefoot.There must be a reason,it's just I cannot figure why.
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post #2 of 10 Old 07-03-2008, 03:04 PM
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I cant answer for all states but contrary to popular belief it is not a violation to drive with bare feet in NJ.
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post #3 of 10 Old 07-11-2008, 08:50 PM
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I'm not sure why it would be illegal? it wouldnt be prudent or imo even remotely sane if you're on your bike, but i do it all the time in my truck. I wear flip flops a lot around the house, ever try to drive with those on?? I kick the right on to the floor mat and off I go, driving to the gas station or the pharmacy or the Lowe's or whatever is on my honey-do list.

Same with boots, I remember back in the day... going from humvee to my caprice... OUCH! the leg position and foot angles were totally different and in the caprise really sucked :( And on the other hand, if I drove my 75 step side it was fine. I had a 78 750 four but bikes were discouraged and I got shot while riding it while on liberty at home anyways... I had to go home... during a war, to get shot... fucking amazing.

anyway, point being barefoot isnt as bad as flip flops, and boots are worse than bare feet in a big way depending on what vehicle you're in. And that opinion is for cages only, people that ride with sandals or such are nuts! :p

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post #4 of 10 Old 07-12-2008, 09:08 AM
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A Missouri Highway Patrolman once told me the car is considered a private place and a person isn't required to wear any clothes, including shoes. Seat belts are the exception as a secondary infraction, meaning you have to be in vioation of something else before getting a ticket for that. He told me a driver can be completely nakid as long as the door is closed.

But I'm sure city laws might have something the state law does not about that... I don't think anyone cares about the shoes. Its not like we are Fred Flinstone'ing the cars down the road.
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post #5 of 10 Old 11-11-2008, 06:24 PM
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yeah beleave it or not but it is. My father is 5.0 and he told me cant drive bare foot
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I admit, I have ridden in sandals before to the store.. but those times are few and far between. Barefoot.. never even crossed my mind. Ever.
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Barefoot is so liberating! Especially on long drives with the cruise control on.
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post #8 of 10 Old 11-26-2008, 03:36 PM
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It's not illegal in TEXAS! Check your local laws! I often like to operate the gas pedal with the big toe only.

not everyone is supposed to make it....
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post #9 of 10 Old 02-20-2009, 09:50 AM
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this is a state law and will vary from state to state.....

yes, your car is protected by the same privacy laws as your home....

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I got pulled over in Michigan and when I got out of the car barefoot the cop never said a word about it.
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