Have you ever tried driving barefoot? It's pretty awkward, the pedal feels weird on your foot, and there's a good chance your foot will slip off the pedal. It can definitely be dangerous and I'm not sure any driving experts would recommend it, but is it illegal to drive a vehicle barefoot in the state of South Dakota?

KXRB logo
Get our free mobile app

I've just always assumed barefoot driving was illegal everywhere. And while each state has its unique laws (I'm looking at you, cell phone laws) it seems like most states would be in agreement with each other on this one.

Is it Illegal to Drive Barefoot??? Nope

Is it Illegal to Drive Barefoot in South Dakota?

I can honestly say I was pretty shocked when I began researching this. Because, as it turns out, not only is it legal to drive barefoot in South Dakota, it's legal to drive barefoot everywhere!

Am I the only one who thought barefoot driving was illegal? Not even close. A study was done by thezebra.com that showed quite the opposite. It seems most people have always believed it was illegal.

Unfortunately, barefoot driving also seems to be one of the latest video challenges that people with too much time on their hands are participating in. A quick search on YouTube for "barefoot driving" shows it.

So, is it legal? Yes. Is it a bad idea? Also, yes. In fact, most states strongly encourage drivers to wear appropriate footwear at all times.

Story Sources: netquote.com, directauto.com, thezebra.com

5 Words That'll Help You Sound Like a South Dakotan

Each and every state has its own way of saying certain words, and South Dakota is no different.

We South Dakotans have our own unique way of saying certain words which sometimes leaves outsiders scratching their heads.

Here's a list of five words, and how to use them, to help you blend in.

Gallery Credit: Andy Gott


More From KXRB