Is It Illegal to Drive Barefoot in New Hampshire?
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Alright, I don't want to out myself here. But there is nothing more liberating than stepping off the beach and driving home with bare feet. When your car windows are down and the sun is beaming down on your arms and there are still a few grains of sand stuck between your toesies, all feels right in the world.
I have been driving barefoot since that faithful day I got my license many moons ago, but it got me thinking: is driving barefoot in New Hampshire illegal? Does "No Shirt, No Shoes" equal a big fat ticket when you are behind the wheel?
Long story short, driving barefoot is not Illegal in New Hampshire. However, it is not the safest move.
According to GetJerry.com, there are no laws on record about wearing shoes while behind the wheel. Even so, you may want to think twice before driving barefoot, because even though you aren't at risk of being ticketed, there are some serious dangers associated with barefoot driving. Basically, you are putting yourself at unnecessary risk!
The site goes on to outline those risks:
- Barefoot driving can be distracting for some drivers
- You’re missing out on the improved traction offered by shoes
- You risk lacerations and other injuries to your feet if involved in an accident