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Headphone Laws Map

Wearing headphones while driving is generally a stupid, dangerous thing to do. Voluntarily supressing your ability to hear potential hazards can be a life-threatening mistake. However, in most states it is not actually illegal. The below map shows the laws in each state regarding this. However, even if it is legal in your state, note that it is still a dangerous activity and many cities prohibit it even if the state-wide laws do not. Furthermore, even if not specifically outlawed, it may be found to constitute distracted driving depending on the circumstances and mood of the officials.

Current as of 2023.

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The content on this site is my understanding of the law and does not constitute legal advice.