Can I still drive with a broken foot or other ailment?


From: Sgt. Troy Christianson 

Minnesota State Patrol 

Question: I recently broke my foot and have it in a cast. Am I still allowed to drive? Does it matter which foot it is?

Answer: There are not any blanket restrictions, but a physician may restrict a patient “for a temporary condition” on a case-by-case basis. A physician who diagnoses a physical or mental condition that will significantly impair the person’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle may voluntarily report the person’s name and other relevant information to the commissioner of the Department of Public Safety. 

Every driver is responsible for maintaining control of their vehicle at all times and must use due care in operating a vehicle.

If you have any questions concerning traffic-related laws in Minnesota send them to Sgt. Troy Christianson, Minnesota State Patrol, 2900 48th Street NW, Rochester, Minn., 55901-5848; or reach him at


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