Living in Florida, I'm sure you've done this once or twice: driving without any shoes or sandals.

Sam, from Melbourne, writes in this week:

Is it illegal in Florida to drive barefoot? I hate getting my shoes all slimy and sandy after a long day at the beach, but I heard it was illegal to drive without shoes on.

You've probably done it before: You leave the beach and rather than trying to brush off your feet and put on your shoes, you just take off.

So, are you breaking the law?

The short answer is no.

It turns out there is nothing illegal about that.

Florida Department of Transportation officials said there really is nothing wrong with driving barefoot. They do recommend, however, that you make sure your feet are dry enough so that they don't slip off the gas or brake pedals.

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