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Find Out What States It’s Legal To Wear Earbuds While Driving

Here’s the law in every US state. Compiled by Digital Music News.

Alabama It’s legal!
Alaska Headphones and earbuds are not permitted, except when used for navigational purposes. Hearing aids okay.
Arizona It’s legal, though not for school bus drivers or anyone transporting children for a daycare facility.
Arkansas It’s legal!
California Headphones and earbuds illegal, and that includes bicycles too. The only exception is for hearing aids, and to protect against ‘injurious’ noise levels.
Colorado Headphones or earbuds covering both ears is prohibited, except for audio systems built into motorcycle helmets. Earpieces in one ear are permitted, for example for speaking on a phone.
Connecticut It’s legal!
Delaware It’s legal!
Florida Headphones or earbuds prohibited while driving. Hearing aids are exempt.
Georgia Anything that diminishes hearing or sight while driving is prohibited. Though earpieces used for communication purposes are permitted.
Hawaii It’s legal!
Idaho It’s legal!
Illinois Headphones or earbuds covering both ears are not permitted. The exceptions are motorcycle helmet audio systems, and one-ear headsets and earpieces.
Indiana It’s legal!
Iowa It’s legal!
Kansas It’s legal!
Kentucky It’s legal!
Louisiana Headphones or earbuds prohibited while driving. Headphones built into motorcycle helmets exempt.
Maine It’s legal!
Maryland Headphones or earbuds prohibited while driving. Hearing aids are exempt.
Massachusetts Headphones or earbuds prohibited while driving, unless they are involved in the control of the vehicle itself.
Michigan It’s legal!
Minnesota Headphones or earbuds prohibited while driving. Hearing aids are exempt.
Mississippi It’s legal!
Missouri It’s legal!
Montana It’s legal!
Nebraska It’s legal!
Nevada It’s legal!
New Hampshire It’s legal!
New Jersey It’s legal!
New Mexico It’s legal!
New York Headphones or earbuds prohibited while driving.
North Carolina It’s legal!
North Dakota It’s legal!
Ohio Headphones or earbuds prohibited while driving. Headphones built into motorcycle helmets exempt, as are hearing aids.
Oklahoma It’s legal!
Oregon It’s legal, but there are some regional exceptions (so check your local laws).
Pennsylvania Headphones or earbuds prohibited while driving. Single-ear audio systems for cellular communication okay, as are hearing aids.
Rhode Island Headphones or earbuds prohibited while driving or operating a bicycle.
South Carolina It’s legal!
South Dakota It’s legal!
Tennessee It’s legal!
Texas It’s legal!
Utah It’s legal!
Vermont It’s legal!
Virginia Headphones or earbuds prohibited while driving. Headphones built into motorcycle helmets exempt, as are hearing aids.
Washington Headphones or earbuds prohibited while driving. Hands-free wireless communication systems and motorcycle helmet audio systems are okay.
Washington, DC It’s legal!
West Virginia It’s legal!
Wisconsin It’s legal!
Wyoming It’s legal!

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