I often notice a few questions on the internet like – can I drive with a broken foot, or is it illegal to drive a car with a right foot walking boot, or if my right foot is injured, can I drive with a left foot? I’m surprised how an individual can think so?
However, I never suggest driving with injured feet, though it ultimately depends on what your orthopedic doctor says.
Can You Drive With A Boot On Your Right Foot
CAN I DRIVE WITH A BOOT ON MY RIGHT FOOT?
Driving while wearing a walking boot or cast is possible but may lead to serious accidents. Your reflexes are supposed to be slower, and you would likely be distracted. It’s not safe at all
CAN I DRIVE WITH AN AVULSION FRACTURE?
NO! The answer is a big NO! If you have been diagnosed with a fracture, you should wait until the injured areas get completely healed and the natural movement restored. Generally, avulsion fracture takes 6 to 12 weeks to heal and restore natural movement.
CAN I TAKE MY WALKING BOOT OFF TO DRIVE?
You should avoid driving until the strength has been restored to the injured areas. If you’re in a condition; where you need support from other devices to walk properly, how can you think about driving? It’s a matter of your and others' lives after all.
CAN YOU DRIVE WITH A BROKEN ANKLE?
Absolutely No! You shouldn’t drive if any of your feet are in a brace or cast. However, don’t assume; that you’ll start driving immediately after the cast. You have to wait until you can walk comfortably.
CAN YOU DRIVE WITH A CROW BOOT?
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does not allow someone to drive with any leg immobilizing device. The bulky CROW boot limits the foot movement, and you can’t even differentiate the gas and brake pedal, which can lead you to an accident. Moreover, you can’t be able to stop the car fast enough to avoid an accident
IS IT ILLEGAL TO DRIVE WITH YOUR LEFT FOOT?
No, it's not illegal to drive with your left foot, though cars are designed for people to drive by using their right foot. If you’re a right-footed person you could drive with your left foot, but driving with a cast on your right foot is illegal.
Driving with an injured foot is not only a criminal offense but can also put your life at stake. If any serious accident takes place due to your restricted movement or distraction, it will hurt not only you but also others; many people could die because of your stupidity. You’ve no right to play with others’ lives.
Jeffrey has a Master of Science degree in sports science and a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology. Jeffrey has worked in sports medicine clinics, corporate wellness facilities and rehabilitation clinics. He/She is an exercise physiologist and fitness consultant who has been writing about sports equipment and training techniques for athletes and fitness enthusiasts for over a decade.