GLAD YOU ASKED: Not illegal to drive without footwearQ. Is it illegal to drive while barefoot?
Q. Is it illegal to drive while barefoot?
A. According to Mitchell Public Safety Chief Lyndon Overweg, there is no such law on the books. He said it’s a somewhat common misconception that such a law exists, but one apparently does not.
“I’m not aware of any such law. I talked to the state’s attorney, too, and it’s kind of a myth,” Overweg said. “Neither of us is aware that it’s a law.”
Apparently, many still believe driving without footwear is illegal. An Internet search on the subject reveals many answers, most of which mirror Overweg’s statement — that it’s a myth.
Whether or not it’s legal, Overweg still suggests drivers wear shoes while behind the wheel.
“I probably wouldn’t recommend (driving barefoot), but it may be better than driving with flip-flops,” he said.
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