What states is it illegal to drive wearing headphones?
The law varies from state-to-state, and is not federally legislated. For example, in Texas, there is no law concerning headphones at all, so it is perfectly legal to wear he…adphones while driving (but is just as unsafe as leaving your music loud enough to overshadow emergency vehicles and vehicle horns). In California, unless specifically permitted to do so by law (such as emergency vehicles, highway maintenance crews, earplugs to protect from injury, hearing aids, etc.), you are barred from wearing headphones on both ears. Check with your state's government for details.
Yeah, I just got a ticket today due to this. You can use one side of the heaphones but not both.
I've gotten a ticket for wearing one. Since I was just riding through the state (from Columbus OH to SD) I didn't fight it or get legal console though. I even pointed out to t…he officer that the noise canceling headphones I was wearing improved my hearing by reducing wind noise (and I had the volume down). Still got the ticket though.
Oregon Driver's Manual says it's dangerous, but doesn't say anything about it being illegal (the recently instituted cell phone law is just above this part, so I trust that it…'s the most current Manual)
It is unlawful to operate a motor vehicle, moped or bicycle on Virginia roadways while using earphones or headphones in both ears .
Most states prohibit you from wearing them in BOTH ears, however 1 ear can be considered a hands free device. Check your local laws
A search of Arizona Revised Statute Title 28 (Traffic) turns up no hits for headphone, ear, earphone or earbud, so I'm thinking it is perfectly legal to wear them; however, if… you have an accident while wearing them and your victim can find some reason that the accident wouldn't have happened had you not been wearing your headphones then it's probably not going to go well for you in civil court.
No it is not, but it is very dangerous and foolish for you cannot hear emergency vehicles, train, and car horns.
The motor vehicle laws require that you be aware and cognizant of what is going on around you in traffic. To the extent that headphones block out the noise of traffic, screech…ing of brakes, the blowing of warning horns, the sounds of sirens) then they are prohibited whether you are in a car or on a bike. Most riders (who are legal) wear only earpiece so that they can hear what's going on around them.
If you are saying : Is it possibe? Then,yes If you are asking: Will you get a ticket? I don't think so. (THINK)
Not while riding on a public thoroughfare. Remember, a bicycle IS a vehicle and subject to the traffic laws. You are required to be able to hear and react to your environment,… just as if you were the driver of a motor vehicle.
It is illegal on all 50 states.
yes its illegal to drive Any were with head phones its not safe that's why we have stereo systems.
yes it is illegal
yes because it would cause accidents