Is it Legal to Drive Barefoot in Illinois?
It's summertime, it's hot out, and you just need to drive to McDonald's to get the kids some chicken nuggets...You're thinking, I'll just jump in the car quick "barefoot" and go hit the drive thru. Is this legal? Can you get in trouble for driving barefoot? MyStateline
Yes, I've done this...Heck, I've just made a DQ run the other night wearing just my socks. I'm ok with it, it's a little bit gross, but what's the legality on this idea. Does driving barefoot take away some of your control? Do you have a better grip with shoes on? So many barefoot questions. Check this out:
Bare feet have less traction on the pedals, especially if your feet are wet or covered with sand. And, your braking force is reduced. Also, driving without shoes could be distracting if you step on something sharp, or stub your toe. - Get Jerry
So here's the deal, YES it is perfectly legal to drive barefoot in Illinois. BUT, there's a piece to this that could get you in some trouble.
If you are involved in some sort of crash, a fender bender, and you are barefoot when the cops show up there could be an issue. Failure to Exercise Due Care could be the citation you will receive.
So it's better to leave your shoes on. It's not illegal to drive barefoot, but it is a lot safer for you and the rest of the people on the road.
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