Whilst there is no specific law in NSW which prohibits driving barefoot/
without any footwear, if the driver generally feels safe and if it is safe to
drive, and if the driver is in full control of the motor vehicle, yes, it is
legal to drive barefoot in NSW as there is no law which (technically and)
specifically prohibits driving barefoot/ without any footwear.
However, it’s important to note that while it is legal to
drive barefoot, some people may find it more comfortable to wear appropriate
footwear while driving for better grip and control of the pedals. As always,
it’s essential for drivers to prioritize safety and comfort while on the road.
critical aspect of the above is that it should be noted that a driver
could be potentially committing an offence, should the driver s feet get sweaty
whilst driving a motor vehicle and should the driver struggle to keep proper
traction on the pedals. This offence is contained in regulation
297(1) of the Road Rules which
requires a driver of a motor vehicle to have proper control of the
be noted that the offence highlighted in regulation 297(1) of the Road
Rules carries a penalty of $464 and 4 demerit points if dealt with via
an infringement notice, or a maximum fine of $2,200 if dealt with in Court
shall the person elect to take the fine to Court for a Magistrate to deal with
NOTE: It should also be noted that the
Court has the discretion to disqualify a person from driving for an offence
after the court has regard to one s driving history as well as the
circumstances of the offence which was committed so be sure to obtain legal advice
prior to electing to take any penalty notice/ infringement notice to court.
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*This article correctly reflects the Laws of NSW as at 24th November 2023.
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