Can cyclists wear headphones? Can cyclists use some other listening device? Check out our video to learn the answer. The full transcript is found below.
Can cyclists wear headphones? Under Florida Statute Section 316.304, you are not allowed to operate a vehicle while wearing a headset or other listening device (importantly, bicycles are considered vehicles under Florida law).
There are certain, limited exceptions. However, it is not a good idea to impede your hearing in any way while cycling.
As you might imagine, using headphones or other listening device can be dangerous while cycling. Indeed, it is important to have your sense of hearing while cycling. Otherwise, you might not be able to hear honking, sirens, or other noises that would alert you of potential danger.
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