Is it legal to drive barefoot?
Editor's note: The following is an "Ask a Trooper" column provided by Sergeant Jesse Grabow of the Minnesota State Patrol.
Question: Since it is summer time and I'm spending a lot of time at the beach with the kids I often jump in my car to go home and don't put my sandals back on. Is this legal? Can I drive barefoot or would I get a ticket?
Answer: This is a good question that I am asked fairly often. Driving a motor vehicle barefoot in Minnesota is LEGAL. I must say that prudent footwear can be safer, especially when you're operating a motorcycle, moped or even a car.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org)