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Listening to your headphones while driving your car

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

How many people do it?  do you get the ones that let you hear horns and sirens?  How has it worked for you?

post #2 of 10

I don't do it. Just too dangerous IMO.

post #3 of 10

Seems foolish to me. It may also be illegal depending on your state laws.

 

http://lifehacker.com/5902802/ever-wonder-if-its-actually-legal-to-wear-headphones-when-youre-driving

 

KP

post #4 of 10

I do it everyday here in Saigon to keep me sane even though the traffic here is amongst the most chaotic in the world, but I must note that I'm driving a moped.
 

post #5 of 10

Ah... I lived in Madrid for three years... I remember the constant honking.

 

KP
 

post #6 of 10

The constant din of traffic noise is its own form of torture.
 

post #7 of 10

As posted above, the laws for each state in US vary for headphones while driving, from not allowed, allowed or only one ear blocked.  I've used my custom IEM's in both ears for street driving here in California on my lunch break to pick up food, which is technically not allowed, and it can feel a bit unnerving as sound helps you with locating vehicles in your blind spots. 

post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 

Open headphones don't shut out the outside noise completely, so you can hear sirens and such.  Is it a matter of concentration?

 

I think driving a motorcycle is much too dangerous as it is and adding headphones would be hazardous.

post #9 of 10

I would listen to headphones in the car, but they just don't give me the same kind of earth-shattering bass that the cars next to me at traffic lights do.

post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by Radio_head View Post

I would listen to headphones in the car, but they just don't give me the same kind of earth-shattering bass that the cars next to me at traffic lights do.


haha yeah, some drivers are so generous

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