Shoes are a precious and important accessory. They provide comfort, protect feet from the elements, and can even eliminate pain from walking or running. Some people don’t want to wear shoes, but society says we should all. If that weren’t true, there wouldn’t be “no shirt, no shoes, no service” signs at the entrance to most businesses.
Outside of business, are there any other shoe rules you might not know about?
From time to time, you, a family member, or a friend may decide to go barefoot. For the life of me, I can’t find a situation where this is acceptable. First of all, it’s rude. Second, what is on the floor or on the accelerator and brake pedal that you are not aware of? The bottom of shoes, boots, and sandals can pick up traces of liquid that you don’t want on your bare skin. There could also be tiny pieces of glass you don’t want to cut off your feet. Also, dirt can make your feet uncomfortable.
Is it forbidden to drive barefoot?
Illinois’ neighbors to the north do not have laws against barefoot driving, but it can have negative consequences. A national insurance agency Explain why your coverage provider may deny a claim if you drive without proper footwear and have an accident.
The shoes prevent slipping of the accelerator and brake pedals. Removing your shoes while driving could interfere with the natural movements of the accelerator and brake pedals. Driving barefoot can also be considered negligent in a car accident.
And in Illinois? Is it illegal here too?
You might be shocked by this, but it’s not a law in Illinois, according to a Illinois Toyota Dealership. It is also not illegal in any of the other states in the United States. However, as noted above, there can still be negative ramifications if you decide to drive as Shoeless Joe or Jill.
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