Summer is here and the hot weather is hitting. And, of course, one of the things we like to do during SUMMER is grab our Flip Flops! Flip Flops are definitely a summer accessory that we Texans love to wear.  So, the question might come up. Is it legal for me to drive with flip-flops in Texas?  Maybe you have never ever thought of it. Is it safe?

• CAN YOU DRIVE WITH FLIP-FLOPS IN TEXAS LEGALLY?

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I'm not sure who told me. Was it my dad when I was learning how to drive? Was it my mom, my cousin, or my older brother? Was it the driver's ed instructor? Why is it that I feel it's WRONG or illegal to drive with flip-flops? I believe I was told it's not SAFE to do it but illegal/  So, what's the law when it comes to driving with flip-flops in Texas?

• DRIVING WITH FLIP-FLOPS IN TEXAS IS LEGAL! 

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There is no law against driving with flip-flops or sandals in the State of Texas. But, flip-flops have been cited as a problem with accidents in the past and some people even feel it's worse to drive with flip-flops rather than barefoot. But it is not ILLEGAL IN TEXAS to drive with flip-flops or sandals.

According to enjuris.com...

Believe it or not, driving barefoot or in flip flops is actually legal in all 50 states.

Legal doesn’t necessarily mean it’s recommended, though.

In fact, driving barefoot or while wearing flip flops is highly discouraged.

• SAFETY IS KEY AND IT'S RECOMMENDED NOT TO DRIVE IN FLIP-FLOPS OR BAREFOOT!

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Although it is not illegal to drive barefoot or with flip-flops,it is recommended not to do it due to safety. As always, SAFETY should be your #1 concern when deciding to drive barefoot, with sandals or flip-flops!

 

• REASON WHY DRIVING WTH FLIP-FLOPS ARE NOT SAFE!

  • Flip-flops could get stuck under the pedals is one of the reasons they say flip-flops are not that safe to use while driving.
  • Flip-flops could double time to put your foot from the gas to the brake.

 

• IT IS NOT ILLEGAL TO DRIVE BAREFOOT IN TEXAS AS WELL!

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According to Attroney Brian White's website....

there is NO STATE LAW that says you can not drive barefoot.

Surprisingly, this is a myth and there are no state laws that forbid it. Even more shockingly, there are no laws in any state in the U.S. that makes it illegal to drive barefoot. There is also no federal law against it.

This means that you can feel free to drive without shoes if you prefer it. However, there are still some things to know about barefoot driving safety and possible repercussions if you do decide to kick off your shoes and drive barefoot.

CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO ON WHAT IS SAFE TO WEAR WHILE DRIVING!

 

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