Is Driving Barefoot in Alabama Breaking Any Laws?
Let me be clear, I love being barefoot. [Disclaimer: in my own home and space] But, in public it’s a no go for me. My mother would let me be barefoot around the house and backyard but outside her door, it was a flat resounding “NO.” I believe it was because she was worried that I would step on something like a nail or needle. (Gasp at the needle comment, I mean I did grow up in South Florida.)
However, I did get ringworm on my right foot as a kid and even stepped on a nail. My mother blamed that on the neighbors and my hard head because I was barefoot at their house.
Are Folks Still Barefoot in Public in 2022?
Yes, I see it all the time, folks just walking barefoot in public. Am I jealous? Not at all! I find it somewhat gross. But, do you.
What about Driving Barefoot? Is it Illegal in Alabama?
I just don’t understand how driving barefoot is even a thing. According to Direct Auto Insurance “contrary to popular belief, no! It is not illegal to drive barefoot. No states in the U.S. have road laws against driving without shoes. But, keep in mind that driving barefoot rather than driving with shoes can lessen the grip and control you have on the pedals, which could lead to an accident.”
Honestly, I was sure that there was a law preventing it but apparently “many states still “advise” that drivers don’t drive barefoot due to the safety hazards it can present. If you do choose to drive barefoot, make sure your shoes are not sitting on the driver’s side floorboard, as they could get lodged under the pedals,” said Direct Auto Insurance.
Even though, “it isn’t illegal to drive barefoot in Alabama,” said Bumper. “However, if it’s deemed to be a contributing factor to a crash, the driver could be slapped with a charge of reckless driving. There’s one exception, though: Alabama requires motorcycle drivers to wear shoes by law.”
My advice, wear your shoes while driving.