Another post brought up the topic of AUX jacks being used for headphones. That raised a few questions in my mind.
Why is it illegal for drivers to wear headphones while driving?
I understand the need for emergency vehicles sirens to warn of their approach but…
Deaf people can drive, right? Some states only require a right hand outside mirror for the deaf to operate a vehicle. Some cars, Lexus, Buick, Audi and others are known for their quiet interiors. So quiet, it is almost impossible to hear sirens. I’ve driven cars so quiet I could not hear an ambulance until it was on top of me. States allow a single earpiece but not 2.
What about motorcycle riders? I can use ear plugs to reduce wind rush but not earbuds to listen to music or the phone. I can legally install speaker pads in my helmet for music or phone. What about Harleys with open pipes? I can hear cars on my bike with stock mufflers and my helmet on. Can you really hear cars beside you with open pipes and no helmet?
I’m just tossing it out there because I’m curious. The reasoning behind the laws seem to be contradicted in many ways. What do you you all think?