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    Lightbulb Driving barefoot illegal?

    I didn't know till I heard the advert about a protection for ladies shoes that driving barefoot is illegal. Is this a fact and if so, what is the possible risk or reason behind it?

    I always drive barefoot even if I'm wearing flats and I also tested for my drivers barefoot and the traffic cop didn't warn me. I find I have more control on the pedals if I don't have shoes on

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    To the best of my knowledge it has been illegal even before I got my license like 47 years ago.
    The reason given then was that your foot can "sweat and slip of the pedal "

    Well.............there you have it !
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    Thanks, now I know too...not that I'm barefoot outside anyway

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    I remember some told me it was illegal but I never heard of anyone getting fined for it to date. There's a few other weird offenses listed in this post like having your elbow sticking out of a rolled down window. If the car's got mirrors then it wouldn't be a hazard in my opinion because it wouldn't be sticking out beyond the silhouette outline of the vehicle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyD View Post
    There's a few other weird offenses listed in this post like having your elbow sticking out of a rolled down window.

    Extract from that article :

    Violation Fine Pts
    Driver not licensed R 1 250 4

    So do I understand this right ? Your license, (which you do not have), will attract 4 demerit points ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brown View Post
    I always drive barefoot even if I'm wearing flats and I also tested for my drivers barefoot and the traffic cop didn't warn me.
    Your charm must be awesome

    I once got warned many years ago for driving while not wearing a shirt. Nowadays I'd understand the objection, but in those days... couldn't make up my mind if it was actually law or the cop was just jealous.

    He didn't complain much about the near topless passenger - maybe if I was wearing nipple caps too it would have been OK
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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    Well I saw with my own eyes people drinking alcohol in public while walking to the store with their booze buy bread and walk towards a pickup single cab with his wife and baby in the cab got into the pickup and drove off while enjoying his drink... Spinning the pickup every chance he got.

    Oh and the Metro Cops was parked next to them... They didn’t even bother...

    The point of the story is this laws is only broken if the cops say so...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave A View Post
    maybe if I was wearing nipple caps too it would have been OK
    I could do without the picture in my mind that just conjured up.
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    Aah - let me help you with that image problem.

    Cruising the lower Marine Parade
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    Good times...

    Oh - the nipple caps

    Actually calling them nipple caps is probably a bit extreme. It was a star shaped stickini.
    And don't sweat it - I'd rather pay a fine than wear 'em myself
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave A View Post
    Your charm must be awesome

    couldn't make up my mind if it was actually law or the cop was just jealous.

    :


    Well, I guess they should have all these offences on the K53 book so we know!

    Aarto Hey: "Driving in convoy during weekend R 500 1"
    Last edited by brown; 11-Nov-10 at 08:52 AM.

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