Is It Illegal To Drive Barefooted In Illinois or No?
Shoes are a valuable and important accessory. They provide comfort, protect feet from the elements, and might even eliminate pain that comes from walking or running. Some people do not want to wear shoes, though, but society says we all should. If this were not true there wouldn't be "no shirt, no shoes, no service" signs at the entrance of most businesses.
Aside from businesses, are there other rules about shoes you may be unaware of?
From time to time you, a family member, or a friend may decide to drive barefoot. For the life of me, I can't come up with a situation where this is acceptable. First of all, it's gross. Second, what is on the floorboard or gas and brake pedal that you're not aware of? The bottom of shoes, boots, and sandals can pick up traces of liquid that you won't want on your bare skin. There could also be tiny pieces of glass, which you don't want to cut up your feet. Also, the dirt can make your feet nasty gross.
Is it illegal to drive while barefoot?
Illinois' neighbors up north don't have laws against driving barefooted but doing so can have negative consequences. A nationwide insurance agency explained why your coverage provider can deny a claim if you're driving without proper footwear and get into an accident.
Shoes prevent slipping off of the gas and brake pedals. Taking your shoes off while driving could obstruct the natural movements of the gas and brake pedals. Driving barefoot can also be deemed as negligence in a car accident
What about in Illinois? Is it illegal here as well?
You might be shocked by this but it is not a law in Illinois, according to an Illinois Toyota dealership. It's also not illegal in any of the remaining states in the U.S. However, as stated above, there can still be negative ramifications if you decide to drive as Shoeless Joe or Jill.