Ask 2: Is it illegal to drive barefoot in Texas?

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Question: Is it illegal to drive barefoot in Texas?

Answer: No.

According to Stephens Law Firm, there is no law preventing Texans from driving barefoot.

According to the Texas Monthly, the myth stems from the Great Depression when many people associated bare feet with poverty, and as car ownership became more common, new drivers were warned about the consequences of driving shoeless.

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