can you wear headphones while driving a motorcycle

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  • Can you wear headphones while driving a car?

  • There鈥檚 no law that says you are not allowed to wear headphones while driving a car or truck or riding a motorbike. However, that doesn鈥檛 mean it鈥檚 a good idea. Driver distraction comes in many forms and one of them is noise. You could be prosecuted if you have an accident and driver distraction is identified as one of the causes.

  • Is it safe to ride a motorcycle with headphones in one ear?

  • It is safer to ride without the distraction of music. In California, and in many other states, it is illegal to drive or ride a bicycle with headphones in BOTH ears, however it is legal to use a headphone, or ear bud, in one ear. This includes motorcycles.

  • Can you wear headphones while riding a bike in NSW?

  • The reason it鈥檚 difficult to find a clear answer on this is because headphones aren鈥檛 mentioned anywhere in NSW鈥檚 road rules; or any other state鈥檚 as far as we can tell. The good news is that using earphones while riding your bike is not prohibited in Australia.

  • What kind of headphones should you use with a motorcycle helmet?

  • Bluetooth headphones are a great option to take phone calls while riding. A half helmet is better to wear earbuds and motorcycle helmets that are fully covered require in ear headphones.