There are standard laws you need to follow when driving in Montana, but this is one that most folks have broken.

Driving in Montana seems simple enough, right? Drive the speed limit, use your turn signals(even though that is hard for some folks), and don't park like an idiot. It's not rocket science to drive a vehicle.

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There are many driving laws in Montana that folks might now know, like if you can pass on the right side of the road or the minimum speed you can drive on the highway. It's all about safety, and Montana doesn't have the best reputation for safe driving.

Photo by Jaromir Kavan via Unsplash
Photo by Jaromir Kavan via Unsplash

Well, there is another driving law in Montana that many folks have broken in their lifetime, and you should be aware.

Is Driving Barefoot in Montana Illegal?

Yes and no.

Photo by Erik Odiin via Unsplash
Photo by Erik Odiin via Unsplash

We've all done it. You could wear crocs, flip-flops, or slippers, but most of us shed them to drive our vehicles. Why? That footwear can be loose, and you want to step on the right pedals.

You don't want your sandals to get in the way of that.

When I took driver's education, my instructor told my group that driving barefoot is illegal, but it isn't.

You could get charged for barefoot driving if caught in an accident. Authorities can then charge you with reckless or careless driving because you weren't wearing the proper shoes.

If you are pulled over for a different reason, speeding or failure to signal, authorities can't legally give you a ticket for driving barefoot.

We all love wearing sandals during the summer and letting our feet breathe during the pleasant months but make sure you drive safely. If you don't and get into an accident, Montana could change the law, and we don't want that.

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