The short answer is, of course, maybe. While there are not federal or state laws that specifically regulate or prohibit barefoot driving, that does not cover local ordinances which may or may not include such restrictions. Barefoot driving usually comes up during the spring and summer, so to preempt those question, this post will go over the dangers of barefoot driving and how it intersects with the law.
Barefoot driving is not strictly illegal, despite popular myths. But barefoot driving comes with its set of concerns. For example, there are safety concerns. Bare feet are more likely to slip off the pedals while driving, which could result in a loss of control over the vehicle. Another common concern is that shoes could get lodged underneath one of the pedals and impede braking or acceleration.
Therefore, if you are involved in an accident, and the police determine that your bare feet were a contributing factor, you could be arrested for reckless driving.
If you have questions about specific local ordinances, you are best served by speaking with a local attorney. A lawyer can help you by explaining the impact of the ordinance and the planned scope of the law. Many local ordinances are passed with broad language but are narrowly interpreted by the enforcing agency.
Were you injured in a car collision? If yes, then you may want to contact a lawyer with experience in personal injury suits ? you could have a valid claim for damages. You are entitled to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering (there are other causes of action, but these are the most prominent). A lawyer can go over your case and help you determine the best course of action win a recovery. You shouldn't have to pay for your medical bills; you were the victim.