This question popped up on News 12 LawCall: Is it legal to drive barefoot in Georgia? You can legally drive barefoot in Georgia. In fact, you can do that in South Carolina and any other state in the union. There is solid scientific evidence that a bare foot can more easily slip off the gas pedal. So, if you do this and get involved in a wreck, the insurance company will say you contributed to the accident because you were being a “less safe” driver.
In Georgia, driving barefoot is only legal in an enclosed vehicle. It is not lawful on a motorcycle. The law says all motorcycle drivers and passengers must wear “some type of footwear in addition to or other than socks.” This will include mopeds, go-carts, or three-wheeled open vehicles.
To all my barefoot friends, enjoy the heat on your feet this summer. Just be safe.
Also, join us on News 12 LawCall here in Augusta every Sunday night at 11:30, right after the news. We are on tape during the COVID-19 epidemic but plan to be back live around mid-June, taking your Sunday night questions.
GA Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Attorney