This article is from the Living Barefoot FAQ, by Paul J. Lucas with numerous contributions by others.
YES!!! (At least in the United States, Canada, and England; I don't
know about other countries.) The statement to the contrary is urban
folklore and believed by so many people, even some police officers.
However, if you call either your local or state police and ask them,
they will say it's legal. If the cop on the phone says otherwise, ask
him/her to give you the statute number. S/he won't be able to and then
will admit their mistake.
One guy actually did write to all 50 states asking the question. All
the letters he received back are available via:
Additionally, the _American Automobile Association_ (AAA) publishes a
"_Digest of Motor Laws_" handbook that is a:
Summary of laws and regulations governing regulation and operation
of passenger cars in the United States, its Territories, and the
Provinces of Canada.
It has a "Barefoot Driving" entry for all states and territories; and
for each it says: "Operation of a motor vehicle by a driver with bare
feet is permitted."
The 62nd edition has ISBN 0-916748-70-7. You can obtain a copy of the
digest through your local AAA club. When I called my local AAA club,
they were clueless about the fact thay they sell it. Be persistent. If
all else fails, you can contact:
American Automobile Association
Traffic Safety and Engineering Department
1000 AAA Drive
Heathrow, FL 32746-5063