none of this "I think" / "I heard"...... I'd like to know.

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  1. 7960

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    Is it legal to wear mp3 earbuds when I ride?

    Yes I've searched and can't find anything that specifically says yes or no. I've seen where I can wear ear*plugs* but it didn't say anything about piping music through them.

    Anyone? If it matters, I live in NH but ride in maine, mass, vt often.
     
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    in PA it is 100% illegal, you may have a single ear piece for communication purposes only. or ear plugs for noise reduction purposes
     
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    in CA it's illegal to have them in both ears, legal in one.
     
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    i think i heard somewhere that there might be a possibility of a chance that it could maybe be legal.
     
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    easy fix. buy a bluetooth helmet, buy a bluetooth transmitter and mount the transmitter hidden in the bike, and plug your ipod in (mount the ipod where its handy) the blue tooth helmets have speakers (mikes too) and its totally legal (cruisers pipe music to speakers in helmets). might be expensive, but its a legal solution.
     
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    while I can understand where its coming from, laws like this are kinda stupid. Why are riders not allowed to have earbuds but driver's can blast their stereo's to the points of being just as effective as cancelling out external noises?
     
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    I'm guessing but the law probably said drivers can't wear headphones for music and it applies to motorcycles and cars.

    The stupid thing is I can wear earplugs that cancel almost all noise but i can't wear headphones for music. It seems to me it should be both or the neither.




    Can anyone link me to a law? For any state?
     
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    thanks

    (d) A person wearing personal hearing protectors in the form of earplugs or molds that are specifically designed to attenuate injurious noise levels. The plugs or molds shall be designed in a manner so as to not inhibit the wearer's ability to hear a siren or horn from an emergency vehicle or a horn from another motor vehicle.
    So these are illegal?

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    those just cut everything, they don't specifically allow siren or horn noise through. illegal?
     
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    That's the joy of vague laws. If a cop or prosecutor wants to be an ass, yes, those can be considered illegal.
     
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    They're legal if you can hear the things you need to
     
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    Has anyone been cited for this?
     
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    really so what if you get a ticket its only gonna be what maybe 100 bucks to who cares if you get caught and vague laws yes they can fuck you over on them but they are also easy to get out of too in court
     
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    ffs

    music in ear = ticket
    no music in ear = no ticket
     
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    I have a little button on the handlebar that switches from headset to fairing speakers. My helmet speakers are for "intercom use only" wink wink
     
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    if you're not going be helpful then gtfo............ this kind of "just ignore it and pay the ticket if you get one" bullshit is bullshit. I'd rather know the law and not break it than not know it and have to pay any amount of money for having two headphones in when just having one would have been legal.
     
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    Varies by state. I just keep my helmet on when I get pulled over.

    In California you're allowed to have one in one ear. I believe it's the same in other states because bluetooth headsets are legal everywhere in one ear.
     
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    the point I was trying to make is I'm allowed to blast the music through the speakers in my car loud enough to essential cancel out music, but earphones or even ear plugs which depending on how used could cancel out less the then preceding example aren't allowed
     
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    not necessarily

    ......illegal for anyone operating or occupying a motor vehicle on a street or highway to operate or amplify the sound produced by a radio, tape player, or other mechanical sound making device from within the vehicle so that the sound is (1) plainly audible at a distance of 100 feet or more from the vehicle or (2) louder than necessary for the convenient hearing of those inside the vehicle in areas adjoining churches, schools, or hospitals (Florida Stat. § 316. 3045)

    http://www.cga.ct.gov/2003/olrdata/tra/rpt/2003-R-0767.htm
     
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    earphone rules are listed under the "helmet speaker" in other states, so I'd ass-u-me so.
     
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    These are the new one's I have on order. Replacing the boom mic set I have since I'm pulling out the radio/cb unit and putting in a new CD deck.

    http://www.bikeintercom.com/products/x1.htm

    nice thing is they have a simple 2.5mm jack right up under the helmet. So if cops pull you over, just reach up and pull the plug.
     

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