I was waiting for the green traffic light at the intersection of Prince William Parkway and Minnieville Road on my way home from work this afternoon. I was driving a Suburban so I could see the driver of the other car and his body position while driving in a very awkward position . Maybe it’s because I don’t have long legs that I can’t understand the phenomenon I saw, but even so, it does seem incredibly odd and unsafe. Why would a person drive a car with his one foot while his arm is behind his head as if he is ready to go to sleep? Weird isn't it? How can you possibly drive safely with your foot controlling the steering wheel? Being petite as I am, of course my feet can barely reach the dashboard of my car, but I could imagine what it would be like to have longer legs and being able to hold the steering wheel with one foot and have the other one navigating between the brake and the gas pedal. It's just a crazy, unsafe idea.
Besides the absurdity of having your foot do what your hand should be doing, how could you maintain good control over the car like that?