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Old 5th May 2008
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i fractured my heel a few weeks ago and i've had a cast on my right foot for 2 weeks now.. have to go another 2 still... not being able to drive places is a real inconvenience (go figure), does anyone know if this is legal/an okayidea? i've looked all around the new york dmv site and simply can't find a mention of it or anything even related. i've not yet tried, but im 99% sure that i'd be able to do it without pain, and it's a really short ride each way (>2miles) so it's not an epic journey and i'm not going to be ever going over 40mph.

any comments/suggestions? am i crazy for even thinking this is plausible? i'm starting to have real withdrawals... i feel like a caged animal
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I don't think driving with a broken/foot ankle is illegal in any state, but I could be wrong. If you think you are able to, and it's not going to stress your foot too much, go for it.
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i knew someone who drove a stick shift car when his foot/ankle was in a cast. buuuuuut he was crazy and the reason his foot/ankle was in a cast was because he was underage drinking and doing "other" things and the cops came and he freaked out and jumped out the second story apartment only to break his ankle and get caught by the cop standing outside by the front door 10 feet from where he landed
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he was underage drinking and doing "other" things and the cops came and he freaked out and jumped out the second story apartment only to break his ankle and get caught by the cop standing outside by the front door 10 feet from where he landed
alright but you have to admit, that's almost worth it for a story like that
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Yeah, that's comic gold right there. Def worth the pain and suffering.
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Yeah, LOL!

IMO use your good judgement. Go out to your car and see how you can operate the pedals while stationary. Is it painful? Is it difficult? If you think so, then stay home. If you can operate everything fine, then go ahead and drive as you wish.

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My friend used to depress the clutch with his crutch after he tore his ACL. It was quite an operation to steer, shift and "clutch" at the same time.
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and it's a really short ride each way (>2miles)
Get a taxi...?
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Get a taxi...?
haha there's no taxis in the suburbs
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haha there's no taxis in the suburbs
Well, there probably are but you have to call and wait an hour for them to show up. I'd just drive the car if I were you. I assume it's not an automatic? If it were you could just use your other foot
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