Ask a Trooper: Is driving without shoes allowed?

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“ASK A TROOPER” by Sgt. Jesse Grabow of the Minnesota State Patrol

Ask a Trooper with Sgt. Jesse GrabowQuestion: Can a person drive a semi barefoot?

Answer: Yes, a person can drive a passenger vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle barefoot. I am asked this question fairly often. I have seen some footwear that could actually make it difficult for drivers to safely operate a vehicle gas/brake/clutch pedal.

When operating a motorcycle or moped, prudent footwear would be the smartest and safest option.

A portion of state statutes were used with permission from the Office of the Revisor of Statutes. If you have any questions concerning traffic related laws or issues in Minnesota, send your questions to Trp. Jesse Grabow – Minnesota State Patrol at 1000 Highway 10 West, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501-2205. You can follow him on Twitter @MSPPIO_NW or reach him at [email protected].


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