Is It Illegal to Drive Barefoot?

January 1st, 2019 by

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Depending on the weather in Conway, you may be considering driving barefoot which may lead you to wonder: is driving barefoot illegal? It is not, in fact, illegal to drive in %%di_state%% nor any other state. Now you know the answer to your question. However, before you pop off your shoes, you should consider whether driving barefoot is safe or not behind the wheel of your new Mazda or new Ford vehicle. Follow a few simple steps to learn more!

Is Driving Without Shoes Safe?

Should you drive barefoot? While it may be tempting to feel your barefoot on the gas pedal, doing so can get dangerous. Here are a few reasons why driving barefoot may be unsafe:

  • Regardless of whether there’s precipitation around Conway, there may be fluids near the pedal – thus increasing the likelihood for your foot to slip on the gas pedal or brake pedal.
  • If you discard your footwear while driving on Florence roads, your socks and shoes may get caught under the gas pedal or brake pedal – thus impairing your ability to accelerate or brake.
  • Sure, Ford, Lincoln, Mazda, Volvo vehicles are safe, but accidents unfortunately do occur. If you get in an accident and police determine that driving barefoot contributed to the accident, then you may be cited for reckless driving.

Remember, it’s not just you out there on Murrells Inlet roads: You could endanger other drivers. So be mindful of the barefoot driving risks you’re willing to take.

Further Barefoot Driving Considerations

Now that you know the risks of driving without shoes, it’s for you to decide: Is it worth driving around Conway barefoot? While you may enjoy the free feeling, it’s not a bad idea to keep a spare pair of shoes in your trunk as a part of your emergency roadside kit.

Learn More at Beach Automotive Group

For more information on the pros and cons of driving barefoot, as well as for other helpful safety and service tips like how long to car brakes last or why is my car battery leaking, be sure to take the trip from Murrells Inlet to Beach Automotive Group to learn more!

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