Earbuds and the law, state by state
February 6, 2007 1:27 PM Subscribe
Am I a criminal if I listen to my iPod via earbuds while driving?
posted by wheat to Law & Government (39 answers total)
Does anyone know the legality of driving while listening to an mp3 player via earbuds? I'm sure it varies state-by-state and maybe even town-by-town. Hands-free units for cell phones, many of which use earbuds, are mandated in some places, but these (generally) only cover one ear. So, by that logic, is listening to an mp3 player with only one earbud acceptable (and/or a loophole)?
This is mostly hypothetical, as I use an iTrip. But, for places where reception is crappy, I'd like to know if I'm breaking the law. And it would be useful to know for road trips and such, not just for me but for others as well.